Ian Steppler is a 3rd generation farmer in Miami, Manitoba Canada. Nearly 10 years ago his brothers, parents and family restructured the family farm into a company and have since expanded into large grain, cattle and beekeeping operation. Ian bought his first 4 hives 19 years ago and has dedicated his life’s passion towards beekeeping. He credits his current standing of his apiary to others on whom he’s leaned on over the years to help guide him through many beekeeping, management, logistical and husbandry issues. He is a big believer in paying it forward which motivates him to share successes and failures with others. He and his wife Sandy are the father to 5 children. You can follow him on his YouTube channel, “A Canadian Beekeeper’s Blog” to submerse yourself into the world of Canadian commercial beekeeping.