A healthy bee hive will contain 30 to 40 thousand bees and produce 80 to 100 kilograms of honey a year.
This liquid gold could be produced in your backyard if you are willing to learn the art of beekeeping.
Wagga Beekeeping Club president Mike James said more people want to get back to growing their own food and bees can help.
“Bees are good for the environment without pollination we would have no food,” he said.
“Without as many wild bees, keepers can pollinate with hives in their backyards.”
Bees will pollinate plants within 300 to 400 metres of their hive in good conditions but can travel up to six kilometres in bad conditions.
Mr James has been a beekeeper for 25 years and hopes more people will start keeping a hive in their backyard.
The Wagga Beekeeping club has three hives at Charles Sturt University for new members to learn with.
The club meets on the second Sunday of each month at the university. For more information on the club or how to join go to one of the meetings or phone Mr James on 0429 945 515.
The club owns an extractor which members of the club have access to, keeping the cost of owning bees down.
“We can help members keep their hives strong in a bad season, that is one of the benefits of being in the club,” Mr James said.