I started beekeeping in 2004 by managing colonies for few expert beekeepers friend of mine, and after a couple of years I decided to buy my own first three colonies! Later, I coordinated the start-up of the beekeeping branch for the company Camperchi SRL (Tuscany, 2 seasons, setting up and training) and helped “I Tigli” s.a. (Province of Bologna). I had a professional beekeeping season working for Steens Honey (New Zealand, 6500 hives), where I was mainly involved in the Queen Rearing Team, managing 3200 mating nucs and 800 parent hives.
Nowadays, I take care of 80 hives in the surrounding of Bologna: few of them are mine, used mainly for independent research on new beekeeping techniques, while I run most of them for third parties mainly for nucs production.