The University of Arkansas has a lot of information on beekeeping. The department is headed by Jon Zawislak.
Randy Oliver is a beekeeper from California that takes a scientific approach to keeping bees. We highly recommend you go to his website and read his articles. He publishes in the American Bee Journal. If you find the website helpful send him a small donation as a way of saying "Thank you".
Don't forget to renew or order the American Bee Journal.
Arkansas Beekeepers Association. The annual meetings are very good and on this website you can find a local club for your area.