Youngest Georgian beekeeper - Business started with one beehive
17 January, 2017
Youngest Georgian beekeeper - Business started with one beehive
Vazha Machitashvili is the youngest Georgian beekeeper who has been discovered by a well-known journalist and photographer Goga Chanadiri. The photographer personally visited the young entrepreneur and talked to him. Goga Chanadiri shares his story:

“The youngest beekeeper I have ever seen is Vazha Machitashvili from Veslistsikhe. When I visited him in the village, I was told that he had gone to Pshaveli, where his beehives were kept. When I got there, it was already getting dark and Vazha was bustling by the main road and did not seem to want to leave. ‘A beekeeper has to work like the bees do’, - the 19-year-old told me.

Vazha was 16 when he got interested in this job and he began with only one beehive. But the next year he already had 8 of them and in three years he reached 55. The fellowship
of ‘Produce in Georgia’ helped him in this. Vazha’s relatives told me that the boy really works like a bee. ‘ A beekeeper has to look after the bees not when he finds time, but when the bees need it’, - ha said to me.

He has mainly acacias and linden honey and they are extremely delicious. They are 100% natural. Vazha told me the real honey has to have a smell and you have to pay attention to it when buying. Vazha Machitashvili serves as the good example of diligence and determination.

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