“I got to know people who were keeping bees and making good money from beekeeping. This got me interested to become a beekeeper.”
The Life as Beekeeper
Who belongs to your family / who is living with you?
My wife and I are having 5 children.
How has beekeeping changed your life?
I have started with beekeeping more than 30 years ago as a teenager. When I started, my passion were the bees and the honey for one consumption. Today, I have 20 beehives of which 15 are colonized. Beekeeping has helped me with additional income. For example, I am paying children school fees from the beekeeping income.
How do you provide a good environment for your bees?
I believe, my bees take care of themselves to a large degree. What I am doing is planting additional trees, so my bees have good forage.
What do trees mean to you and how can they be protected?
Trees do many good things to us. They influence our climate, provide forage for our bees and the leaves of some of our trees are good for medicine.
What is the most important thing in your life?
My family is most important to me. Making sure my family is well is my priority.
What are your biggest challenges and how do you plan to overcome them?
My beekeeping related challenges are primarily the low colonization of bees in my beehives and the swarming of my bees. Pests are another challenge that is require ongoing checking of the beehives. In the harvest season, I am lacking storage buckets.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to rest and watch movies.
Which place would you like to see once?
I would love visiting the Queen Elizabeth National park.