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Hi my name is Aki and I’m a beekeeper in Awa city, Tokushima.
Im taking care of my european honey bees, in the hills and around the river, I have many sites for my bees to harvest pollen from different flowers and trees.
I take care of my bees everyday, aswell as crafting the hives and using harvesting equipment.
In the spring season and fall season, I harvest the honey.
I have many hives, and they increased a lot, I cannot take care of them alone, so need help looking after them.
It doesn’t matter for me you’re man or woman as long as you’re interested in my job.
But, I don’t want to invite people who have ever taken a drug. I’ll refuse such people.
Please, understand that.
Help in the house
You can learn how to take care of honey bees and gain an insight into Japanese life.
You will learn how to manage and for a short time live the beekeeping life, and you will see what tasks there are in a beekeepers house.
I will cook 3 meals a day for you and prepare your bed.
I will teach you how to open my hives and confirm there is queen bee or not, and if any of the bees have a sickness. We will travel between my bee hives around Tokushima and check the hives. In May and July we will harvest honey together and put it into jars
To prepare for bee keeping there is always crafting of the hives, crafting the comb frames and cutting the weeds in and around the hives. I will also show you how to do this.
I have some japanese traditional tatami rooms, and japanese style beds.
I have a bath room which you can use a shower and waterless toilet.
The house gets very hot in summer and only one room has air conditioning, there are fans but be prepared for the heat.
There are good places for hiking and running nearby in the hills within 2 hours you can get to Mt.Tsurugi and the Iya valley.
River Anabuki is close by and great for swimming.
My house is in between temples 9 and 10 of the 88 temple pilgrimage.
My house is near to kamojima station, you can go trip somewhere by train.
Tokushima prefecture is in Shikoku island. If you want to come to my house, come to Tokushima station first, ( from Osaka it’s 3 hours by bus)
Then go to Kamojima station by train.
I can pick you up and drop you off easy from Kamojima station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 or 5, max 5 days a week
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