Hi. I'm in Wabash Co., Illinois. I'm new to beekeeping. I've read beekeeping for dummies and backyard beekeeper. I haven't located a club or association near me, but I did contact a beekeeper who lives about 40 minutes away- So hopefully that will help with questions and support too. I Just ordered hive parts for two hives that we'll be putting together this winter. Ordering bees in January.