APIARISTA since 2016
This is story of a journey that will always be in an organic progress with the outcome at peace.
Apiarista started like most things: small. First to supply other beekeepers with basic equipment, then came the idea of offering coffee and later decided to make it a fun educational farm.
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. While the coffee side 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 visitors can even pay what they feel they can afford on the day. Time went by and ideas came together with learnt knowledge, ideas that we can’t take the credit for! They are loved and used by our visitors... some free or at a little fee.
Be expected to bee amazed. 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.
Before Apiarista there were many many years of only beekeeping...
The idea of keeping some bees started in a place far from home. After trying out various entrepreneurial work while studying I realized that for the non- professional in South Africa you really have to turn those pennies around a few times. Freshly out of studies early 2000 I made my way to the UK to benefit from the lucrative exchange rate.
Plugged in overseas where the grass was not always that green I worked together with a fellow country man who was saving up some pounds to start bee farming back home. After imprisonment on the Island of no sun I returned to the land of milk and honey. I decided that it was a good time to visit that friend to ask and see what this 'bee farming thing' was all about. After a few encounters enjoying the the outdoors aspect I decided to give it a try for a year or two and see where it will lead to... little did I know!
BEHIND THE SCENES
Apiarista is situated on a working farm and uniquely partly visible to the public for a real bee farm experience. xander & janice and their seasonal helpers, 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 that God owns and we manage.
OUR BELIEFS FOR THOSE THAT WONDER: The short answer John 14.6
We are reborn Christians that is living out our belief and like to share the non-religious real gospel simplicity and freedom in Jesus Christ! Please respect our beliefs and likewise we always respect others beliefs/views. Come share with us :)