New #BeekeeperStories out now!
The second #BeekeeperStories feature is on Twitter & Facebook! Our guest, Martin Klopfer, shares his story and his long-term goals.
Martin is a beekeeper from northern Germany, working with the B-GOOD project. When we asked him what made him interested in beekeeping, he tоld us that it somehow always surrounded him. Martin used to be a part of an EU project where pollination services were a relevant aspect in one of the pilots. Meanwhile, his neighbours are also beekeepers, which fascinated him. So one thing led to another, and he ended up becoming one as well.
For Martin, working with bees and watching them do their job is a form of relaxation. Honey is, of course, just an added bonus. Although he is facing some challenges, he is glad there are some very good and experienced beekeepers around him, who give him advice when needed. Otherwise, to prevent the excessive opening and closing of the hive, he started using a hive scale right from the beginning.
As a beekeeper, his main aspiration is to make sure that his bees stay happy and healthy.
#BeekeeperStories is a campaign presenting the stories of various B-GOOD beekeepers with the goal of highlighting the importance, opportunities, and challenges of beekeeping. The stories will be shared weekly on the project’s website, as well as on the B-GOOD social media channels.
See the first #BeekeeperStories post here.