I have been a beekeeper/hobbyist for over 20 seasons and have been lucky enough to have worked hives across multiple continents. Originally looking after my first hive in Canada, I moved to New Zealand with my wife and continued that passion. I have noticed big differences in environment, behaviour and management techniques in the two countries. I am keen to work toward an auditing and research role in the coming years as I try to understand the impacts in this country. Although limited to my 4 hives, I trial many of the products to find what works for me. I am greatly impacted by the beekeepers around me and find myself reacting to my hives. I have found my membership to IBRA great in adding to my knowledge but I am keen to expand always. Overall my goal is to be able to help support the hives in New Zealand to the best of my ability.