I believe that there is power in numbers.
Not numerology, but numbers of people working for the same cause.
I coordinate a bee club called the Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers. Prospective and current local beekeepers are welcome to join us both online and in person. In person meetings are announced on our website. We get together every month to talk bees.
In between meetings, we talk over on our Facebook group.
Additionally, I belong to a regional group and a statewide group. They have a place in the beekeeper community as well. We are blessed to have recently added a bee research station (at least that’s what I call it) at Iowa State University. We also have a high quality state apiarist at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.