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Wellington Apiary : A sweet, sweet life

by on 12/11/2015 - 04:26 am

in Hobart


He’s a fireman who was a nurse and she’s a former public servant with a cracking sense of humour. They live in Sandy Bay with their two young children and weimaraner. Robin and Antonia O’Brien might not fit the typical apiarist mould, but since beginning Wellington Apiary six years ago, the pair have settled in royally well.
“I didn’t think I’d end up making honey but I’m glad it’s worked out like this!” says Antonia, fresh from fixing hives.   
This sweet business demands hard work, patience and smarts. All of which the young couple who met in a Hobart nightclub, have in spades.  
“We make everything by hand. W ...