Photo by Bianca Ackermann So, you're a bee lover, and you want to become a beekeeper, but have no idea what that entails, or what to expect. You may even be asking yourself, "What's a fancy word for 'beekeeper'?" The answer is 'apiarist', and you're in the right place to learn a few more answers to other common questions regarding beekeeping. We'll go through them one by one. How Do I Become A Beekeeper? In order to become a beekeeper, you'll need to take the time to really consider your level of interest in beginning this adventure. To succeed, you'll need to commit your time to learning everything you can long before you even order your bees. In your quest to become a beekeeper, you'll quickly find out there is much more to beekeeping than putting bees in a box. Ozarks beekeeper Jeffrey Maddox recommends that all new beekeepers, "Join a bee club and volunteer/work with experienced beekeepers. Get the beekeeping magazines.