This is story of a journey that will always be in an organic progress with the outcome at peace.
The shop started like most things: small. First as an equipment shop to supply other beekeepers with basic equipment and clothing and then came the idea of having some type of coffee shop alongside it. The idea was like looking at a book with only a single word on the cover; you think you know what’s inside the book by reading the title, but will never be exactly sure until you pick it up. Picking it up you feel some weight to it and you think ‘really’? Then you open it up and you start to read and listen, learn, grow and you realise this book has got no end to it and the Author is taking you on a beautiful journey filled with sweetness and pain for your benefit.
Sprouted from small steps, the shop was remodelled and re-built in 2016 to start adding some coffee to its services. To ‘grow slow’ was our motto and still is, not rushing ahead in the book but to listen to what the Author is pointing out. While the coffee shop was busy finding its roots, it slowly involved in a farm yard that grew from hearts that wanted to give something back to people, an atmosphere for all to enjoy and to learn something. A place where there is no fee to enter, accessible to all and for the coffee the customers can even pay what they feel they can afford on the day. Time went by and ideas came with learnt knowledge, ideas that we can’t take the credit for because it’s just so authentic and amazing. When ideas became practical they are loved and used by our visitors. Some free or at a little fee.
Our ideas are resting in a beautiful dam where the depth is unknown, with new ones on the lines every year.
Be expected to bee amazed, we are taking the lead with unique offerings that is hard to find elsewhere (if they even exist). We don't look around to copy and paste, we patiently wait and humbly create! Apiarista Bee Farm will grow more – but remember, slowly - into much more than what it currently is. Come grow with us... it's a beautiful journey.
From behind the scenes: Apiarista is situated on a working bee farm and uniquely partly visible to the public for a real bee farm experience. The managers Xander, Janice and the rest of the team, thank every single client – from all walks of life - for all your support. We do our best to bring you a place of real rest. The Owner our God, thank you for a daily journey with your Spirit and that we have the freedom + simplicity through your Son Jesus Christ, showing us the cost of a Christ-centered instead of a self/social-centered faith.