Indy DIY: Honey Do! Find a Local Bee Mentor

Central Indiana bee clubs help new hive-keepers adjust.

Editor’s Note: From raising chickens and goats to knitting a masterpiece to pickling and preserving, we present your ultimate guide to mastering the homespun, do-it-yourself life in Indy. So slip on your gardening gloves, and let’s get dirty. 


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,

Community Beekeepers
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,

White Lick Beekeepers Association
Meets in Mooresville on the second Wednesday of the month, 317-833-4658,

This article appeared in the April 2014 issue.