Feel like you have solid experience to offer guidance to new beekeepers?   To become a mentor send an email to


  • All beekeepers have their own opinions, sometimes more than one each. RIBA does not recommend any particular method or point of view over another. 
  • Mentors are volunteers, they are not compensated in any way nor endorsed by RIBA.  They are only assisting you in your beekeeping journey.
  • When asking a mentor to visit your apiary you may want to keep the following things in mind to prevent the spread of disease:
    • Have a your smoker and fuel ready
    • Have your hive tools out
    • Have disposable gloves available
Useful Information:

Best Practices 1st year

Role of Mentors and Mentees

To find a Mentor in your area please click on your County below:

Mentor List 2020 – Bristol County

Mentor List 2020 – Kent County

Mentor List 2020 – Newport County

Mentor List 2020 – Providence County

Mentor List 2020 – Washington County (South County)