By way of introduction, my name is John Caldeira and I have been working with honey bees for more than 35 years now. Raised in New York, I was exposed to honey bees while working on an apple farm. I bought my own hives in Texas after finishing university around 1980.
Served as a Peace Corps volunteer developing beekeeping in Fiji 1985-1987, returned to the U.S. for my business career but always kept bees on a hobby level. Worked numerous USAID beekeeping and agri-business development projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Caribbean over the years. Semi-retired to a farm in Fiji in 2008 where I remain today.
I am a fruit farmer (citrus, mango and avocado, mostly), enjoy fishing and developing beekeeping in Fiji.
John Caldeira, President
Fiji Beekeepers Association
PO Box 224, Rakiraki, Ra