Werner started farming with bees at the early age of 19 years. After three years, he almost gave up as it felt like the bees did not really make honey (or MONEY). Fortunately, he continued and 21 years later he is a professional commercial beekeeper.
There are only about 21 professional beekeepers in South Africa. Werner is one of the few farmers who could produce 10 tonnes of honey in a flow and so belongs to the 10 Ton Club.
Werner built his farming business, Summer Sunshine, to manufacture beehives, supers and stands. The factory produces averaged 250 hives per month. The hives are of the highest quality and can last for up to 20 years.
With the growth of Summer Sunshine, Werner could not handle everything, and Yochanan Smith became part of the team.