Simios in Greece


Simios is 11 and lives with his family on a farm on the Greek island of Peloponnesos. They’re beekeepers and Simios lends a hand with every stage of honey production. Before they can collect the honey, the bees have to be calmed by blowing smoke over the hives. Then the honey is filtered and put into containers. Sometimes, his father and his uncle head off to catch wild swarms of bees to renew the hives. The family also raises sheep, goats and chickens. His mother makes pasta with the eggs - she sells it in health-food stores. The goats’ milk is used to make feta cheese. Simios never misses a chance to head off to the factory to learn how to make this traditional Greek cheese.