One of the best places to get questions answered is the OSBA Message Board. Many beekeepers from Oregon and across the country and even a few in Canada are contributors. You can get nearly any question answered there. Check it out by clicking the "message board" menu item above and then clicking "main board".
Beginners should subscribe to at least one of the national beekeeping magazines, which are available at a discount with your OSBA membership. These include:
Bee Culture, A.I. Root Co., P.O. Box 706, Medina, OH 44258, ph 1-800-289-7668 x 3220, fax 330-725-5624. Also see their website at www.beeculture.com
American Bee Journal, 51 S. 2nd St., Hamilton, IL 62341, ph 217-847-3324, fax 217-847-3660. Also see www.dadant.com
In addition, beginners can find information from the bee inspector and state university extension educator in Oregon, and each year, Bee Culture publishes a comprehensive list in the April edition. This is found at www.beeculture.com/content/whoswho/
Finally, all beekeepers should become members of their local, state and national beekeeping associations. The most active national association is the American Beekeeping Federation: www.abfnet.org