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Wondering if you’re ready for your first hive—or stumped by your new bees? Find a mentor. Most Central Indiana bee clubs, including these local outposts, will hook you up with someone who’s been around the comb a time or two, for free.
Central Indiana Beekeeper’s Association
Meets in Fishers on the third Monday of the month, indyurbanbeekeeping.org
Meets in Greenfield on the first Thursday of the month, 317-462-7380
East Central Indiana Beekeepers Association
Meets at Grandview Church in Pendleton on the second Tuesday of the month, 317-485-5593
West Central Indiana Beekeepers Association
Serves western counties including Hendricks and Boone, facebook.com
White Lick Beekeepers Association
Meets in Mooresville on the second Wednesday of the month, 317-833-4658, whitelickbeekeepers.org
This article appeared in the April 2014 issue.