Petro Prokopvych

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Petro Prokopovych was born in the village of Mytchenky, Ukraine back in 1775. He studied at the Kiev-Mchya Academy when he was eleven for eight years. At nineteen he joined the military serving for four years. He had a keen interest in something he would work on for the rest of his life.

He studied all he could on the subject and is credited for two inventions. He also taught on the subject preparing more than 700 students. He taught the subject for a total of 53 years until his death in 1850.

Now, I bet you’re wondering what in the world could hold his interest for such a long time. So, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Petro is the founder of commercial beekeeping. One of his inventions was the world’s first frame hive, allowing for an easier harvest of the honey. He also invented the first wooden partition passable by only worker bees. Towards the end of his life he owned 6600 colonies making him a very wealthy man. Until tomorrow treat that sweet tooth with a spoonful of honey.


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Comments (16)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray inventing the method of collecting the healthy form of sweetener is one that's appreciated and taken for granted by almost every household throughout the world...

May 11, 2018 03:57 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the information. I learned something new from your post

May 11, 2018 03:59 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I will now think of him every time I put some honey on a muffin.

May 11, 2018 04:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Interesting pursuit for sure. Petro was a dedicated guy! Enjoy your day!

May 11, 2018 04:58 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I knew!

As it is cooler today they are a little inactive this morning.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 11, 2018 05:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray ,

It's interesting to see the dedication Petro had in developing a system that benefits us all today!

May 11, 2018 05:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... all I can say is I'm daily amazed and impressed by some of the people you introduce us to. Had no idea beekeeping like this began in the Ukraine.

May 11, 2018 06:00 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In life and especially Petro's time. Honey was gold and could make you rich James!

May 11, 2018 08:56 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Can you pronounce his name for us?  I don't think I would be able to pronounce his name properly, haha.

May 11, 2018 10:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Ones again another interesting person that you inform us about.


May 11, 2018 11:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting story.  We have many avid beekeepers here in Santa Barbara County.  We have a bit of local honey every day on our yogurt and fruit breakfast.  A

May 11, 2018 12:29 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - those who enjoy keeping bees have Petro to thank.

May 11, 2018 12:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I wonder if Liz and Bill Spear know his name!?

May 11, 2018 06:11 PM
Liz and Bill Spear


May 11, 2018 06:19 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Fruit growers rent lots of bee hives during fruit bloom time in my area, James.  Where would we "bee" without them?  LOL

May 12, 2018 09:12 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello James Dray honey lovers everywhere owe Mr. Prokopvych a big Thank You!

May 12, 2018 03:55 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, as I read your post, I was struck by two main thoughts:  owning 6600 bee colonies is a whole lot of colonies.  Second, I couldn't help wondering how many times Petro Prokopvych had been stung by a bee during his lifetime.  One of my sons once had a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting....We were camping out a distance from the nearest town and no vehicle....  It was very scary.

May 14, 2018 10:03 AM