Christie Stewart had her first beehives on her family farm in Wongan in 2002. She has been intrigued with beehives ever since.
Since moving to Kardinya in September 2016, her beehives have been prolific and she began selling her excess honey through the Freo Food Facebook page which generated a lot of interest in local honey and beekeeping. She also regularly supplies Bread in Common with honeycomb frames.
Beekeeping for Christie is an extension of observing patterns and seasonal changes in the natural word. She became a Landscape Architect because of the love of landscape that her rural upbringing had instilled in her. To be an apiarist involves acute observation of weather patterns, seasonal changes, including the identification of native species and their flowering patterns, and a general love of the interwoven connections within nature. This fits right in with her love of the land and instinct to grow and nurture.