Video: Harvesting honey in Gaza

Samar Othman al-Bea is a beekeeper in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.

Israel killed Othman, Samar’s father, in a 2006 attack on the town. He was 50 years old.

Othman was sitting with neighbors on the front porch of the house when Israel invaded the area and destroyed the bee farm, according to Samar.

“My father died in the same invasion that hit our bee farm and destroyed our land, which provided income for our home,” Samar told The Electronic Intifada.

Two of Samar’s brothers were also injured in the attack.

Samar then took it upon herself to revive the farm and carry on her father’s work.

“I manage a bee farm in a society where the farms are run by men,” Samar said.

“It helped me improve myself. I have more confidence and better social relations.”

Video by Ola Mousa and Yousef Mashharawi.