Steve from EastVan Bees is a self taught beekeeper. Growing up with a grandfather as a farmer and his father a consummate farmer, Steve found the calling in 2011. Since that first bee hive on the roof of a carport, EastVan Bees has expanded to many urban locations, establishing hives at backyards and businesses throughout Vancouver via EastVan Bees’ Host a Hive program.
You can tell beekeeping is a passion for Steve by reading his blog. Here’s what he has to say when going through a particularly difficult time…
I thought about the bees a lot during this time and what they have provided for me as far as an emotional connection to them and the people I have met via bees. The bees have really changed me and how I look at the world. Having Cancer and going through the treatment just pushed it up a notch. Life is short and uncertain so it must be lived with people and ideas that make you happy. I have decided that bees make me happy.
Steve and his wife have decided that keeping bees is better for his physical and mental health. So please so come in to the shop and see all the wonderful things they make with the help of the bees.