The Old Bega Hospital is now home to the Bega Valley Amateur Beekeepers Association’s new apiary.
The apiary will be home to a maximum of six hives that will be used for training purposes.
Publicity officer Fay Steward said over the last three years the club has grown from a handful of members to around 40.
She said people join for a variety of reasons, but mostly because they love being outside working with nature.
“For others it’s concern about the much-publicised world-wide threats to honey bees and the consequential impact on world food production as natural pollination becomes increasingly difficult,” she said.
The club holds workshops for beginners and experienced beekeepers, with the next beginners workshop on March 25 and 26 from 9am to 2pm.
If anyone is interested in attending a course contact Sandy Farrell on 0407 959 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.