Beekeeping seems to have been in Kainen’s blood since he was young. Here is he is at four years old, focused on his first look at a beehive. It was love at first sight.
It was quite a few years later that “Papa”, Kainen’s Grandpa (and Grandma) moved south from the family farm in Rose Prairie, BC, to Strathcona County, AB. It was then that Kainen joined him to be apprenticed as a beekeeper. Kainen is now 18 and is deeply involved in the beekeeping, less as a new student and more as an experienced partner these days and is pleased with his ability to carry out many beekeeping tasks independently. Kainen has the unique characteristic of not reacting to bee stings at all, not even a red spot, so that alone makes him a good candidate for this job he loves.