I grew up listening to my family talk about my uncle, a farmer from Inverell and how he went to Richmond (Hawkesbury Agricultural College) to learn beekeeping as a young man and spoke fondly of the experience. Ever since then I have wanted to do beekeeping and in 2005 I enrolled in the TAFE open learning Beekeeping Course. I was working and living in the suburbs of Sydney at the time and after completing the course, had to convince my parents that beekeeping would be OK in their backyard. I was living in a unit at the time and I heard some people even have bees on their balconies. I joined the local recreational beekeeping club and got my first two hives from there. This club gave me access to other beekeepers with many year’s experience and knowledge, and gave me access to loan equipment so that I did not have to buy the expensive equipment that only gets used three times a year. I moved to Wagga Wagga in 2011 and was happily living here without my bees. Then one day, I was riding my bicycle home and there was a swarm in someone’s front yard, I said, "Would you like me to remove that for you" and they said, "yes". I had all my equipment here so it was simple to get started again, except I did not have those expensive items such as a honey extractor. I then decided to copy the club I had belonged to in Sydney here in Wagga Wagga. The first meeting was held the on Wednesday March 20 2013, we elected the executive committee, talked about possible names for the club and set the aims and objectives of the club. At the first meeting and therefore founding members were: Malcolm Bauer, Tara Needham, Jerome Prax, Morgan Luck and Warren Blyth. It has kicked off through Charles Sturt University as a student club and we received funding from the university, now it is running well, we have everything we need.