“ I discovered I was making money. Then it was able to make me educate children out of it. So, I got motivated.”
The Life as Beekeeper
Who belongs to your family / who is living with you?
Me, my wife and 7 of my biological children
How has beekeeping changed your life?
It has helped me educate my children, support my family and even extend a little help to relatives.
How do you provide a good environment for your bees?
I have preserved a small natural forest near my home. It helps my bees for forage. I protect this small forest by ensuring it is not cut and does not get burnt. I also have a small stream near my home, so I ensure this stream is not destroyed. That’s how I provide good environment for my bees.
What do trees mean to you and how can they be protected?
Trees mean a lot to me as a person. As I said before, I have preserved a small natural forest near my home. I protect it by ensuring it does not get burnt and the trees are not cut.
What is the most important thing in your life?
To try to improve my own life.
What are your biggest challenges and how do you plan to overcome them?
My biggest challenge is poverty. For instance, I needed to build for myself a small but good house and also get for myself a better means of transport like a motor cycle. My plan to overcome this is really to scale up my bee keeping enterprise, because now I can’t do heavy work. If I could harvest twice in a year, I would achieve that.
What do you like to do in your free time?
When I have cleaned my apiary and other things are in order, I sit down to read some book. I enjoy reading a lot. I have a big home library.
Which place would you like to see once?
Geneva. I hear there is no war in Geneva, so I would be interested to find out why there is no war in Geneva.