Haris Kalaitzidis

Beekeeper &

Mushroom collector


Haris and his five languages

Haris's family are Pontic Greeks, and like thousands of others, were forced from their homes as part of the horrific Greek-Turkish population exchange. After settling in the Florina region they were evacuated during the Greek Civil War and fled to Russia. They were on the move again in the 1960s when they relocated to Uzbekistan, where Haris was born. But he grew up and was schooled in Prague after his family moved to Czechoslovakia when he was three. The family returned to Greece in the 1980s, but with few jobs available, Haris moved to Germany for work, before settling in Greece and taking up beekeeping.


Have a bee tour

Haris lives outside the town of Florina. If you're in the area, you can visit for a beekeeping demonstration.

Buy Haris's honey

Haris is a certified organic beekeeper and sells honey, propolis and royal jelly.

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0044 (0)7506 381757



Unit 8A, Red Lane Mill, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, LS28 5UJ





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