Hello and Welcome!
You may want to see if there is a local bee club near you.
Yes, there is, the Southwest Indiana beekeepers:http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/files/ep-beekeeper_assoc.pdf
Also, the Indiana State Beekeepers are having their spring meeting in Anderson - just north of Indy - on Feb 9th. They offer a full-day beginning beekeeping class in conjunction with this meeting:http://www.hoosierbuzz.com/