“I arrived to Australia in 1959.
I started with bees in 1998.France Križman of St. Albans and Stanko Starc from Slovenian Club Jadran for many years.
I am a member of Beekeeping organisation and have attaended the Beekeeping Festival at Jadran for many years.
My 2 beehives I keep in my urban backyard.
My bees are the Italian bees.
IN winter the bees are housed under cover in the Langstroth type boxes – 2 per hive.
The honey harvested depends on the year and varies.
My bees produce a mix of urban flowers and flowering local trees, mainly native.
I have always been a hands-on gardener and handy man.
Beekeeping is an extension of that and has become a hobby of mine.
It keeps my mind, body and spirit busy, which I enjoy.
For a man in my 80’s, I don’t really have any plans.
I just hope that I can continue a past time I enjoy for as long as I can.”
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Photo – Mary Kromar