The story so far … I had a very engaging Biology teacher at school who kept bees as a hobby. He made them sound so interesting. For years I have wanted to keep bees.
In 2009, when I stopped travelling for work, I suddenly found that the opportunity had arisen. I read several books and attended a course and soon realised this is what I wanted to do with my spare time. I bought a few hives and took the plunge. The fascination has remained with me and I have increased the number of hives I have.
We moved to Petwood (just outside Nairne, SA), in the Adelaide Hills in December 2015. A lovely, quiet part of the world with great rolling countryside and all manner of birds and other wildlife. We even have a tree reported to be 600 years old.
Not only do I sell honey and beekeeping equipment, but I also teach Beekeeping For Beginners from my home in the Adelaide Hills
This Youtube video clip from the ABC Gardening Australia programme will give you a nice impression of the area in which I run my courses.