A woman quits her job and starts beekeeping in a village

Beyazıt Şenbük – MUĞLA

Beyza Yavuz decided to leave her job and city life behind to settle in the Aegean province of Fethiye district in Muğla and started beekeeping with 50 beehives which she takes care of on her own.


“I realized that my expectation from life was to be in touch with nature,” said Yavuz, who had worked as an English teacher in kindergartens and private schools for six years after graduating. his degree from Anadolu University.

The young entrepreneur created a company that sells products derived from beekeeping products, after obtaining the subsidy granted to young farmers by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

“I started beekeeping without ever seeing a hive. I am currently doing beekeeping and growing bee plants,” Yavuz said, adding that she only focused on bees and plants after a six-week course.

Yavuz also pointed out that she currently provides education-focused services such as bee counseling, hands-on and online beekeeping courses and a bee camp, which are preliminary preparations for her bee school. dream bees.

“If I can find enough capital, I will open the school. Until that day, I will continue to give beekeeping lessons to students for five days, during which we will open hives and I show what to do in an emergency,” she said. declared.


“Since growing up in a family that loves flowers and nature, and celebrates the flowering period as a holiday, I have dreamed of having a job that gives me the opportunity to be with nature. .”

“After quitting my job and moving to the village, I went to the highlands with my bees. When I saw there was the sky instead of a ceiling, I was very happy,” Yavuz said.

Yavuz, along with the students, works in the forests that have turned to ashes after last summer’s forest fire. “I collect flower seeds that bees love, we planted 5,000 seeds in dry fields this year.”