For Bob, it all started on an impulse. He had read an article about how bees were in danger and became interested. He signed up for a course just to learn more but became hooked. Within two weeks, Bob and Laura had bought and set up their first two hives. This was 4 years ago.
"Beekeeping is fascinating. There is so much to learn, so much to see, and so much to do. The bees are constantly busy, and it is just amazing watching them work. I get a little excited every time I pull up to the bee yard. I can't wait to see what they have been up to."
Bob was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was 7 years old. His body always felt busy and the ADHD, OCD and anxiety that came with Tourette Syndrome made it difficult for him to concentrate, focus and to even relax.
"Beekeeping allows me that quiet environment, to allow myself the freedom to just be me. When out in the bee yard, there are no distractions, no pressure to move faster and no interruptions. I can move at my own pace, enjoy the fresh air, calm and freedom. My body is allowed to relax. Beekeeping started from an impulse, but it has helped me discover me. So although our beekeeping story is just beginning, we are excited to see where it takes us!”