I was first introduced to bees in elementary school. I still do not know exactly what attracted me to the beekeeping club, but I'm glad that I had the opportunity of attending it.

At home we did not have an apiary and I also did not come into contact with local beekeepers. At the time, my only contact with bees was through a mentor and the school apiary with four colonies.

Towards the end of elementary school, my father and I put up an apiary and bought our first colony and hives from the mentor. This is how my beekeeping journey began, which has lasted for more than 20 years.