This Saudi teen runs a beekeeping business

This Saudi teen runs a beekeeping business

Locator: Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Fatima Almelad has watched her father tend to his bees since early childhood

She came to admire his hobby and decided to turn it into a business

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SAUDI BEEKEEPER, FATIMA ALMELAD, SAYING:

"I've been working in beekeeping for three years. I started this job by following my father who has been working in beekeeping for around 15 years."

"On this paper, I write down what I see inside the hive or the problems I might encounter in a hive, so when I check on a hive again, I know what are the problems I've faced in the hive, so that I can avoid them next time."

Almelad started her business with one beehive

Now she has 50 and produces 132 lbs of honey a year

which she has started to sell

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