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.