KETCHIKAN — Ever since he was stung on the face while on vacation in Germany when he was 13 years old, Jurgen Johannsen has been fascinated by honeybees.
“He reads about them all the time,” said his fiancee, Myrna Rooker. “He researches everything constantly.”
When the two decided to purchase their home on Roosevelt Drive, Rooker said Johannsen talked “constantly” about getting bees and chickens, though she didn’t pay much attention at the time. Now they live in the house, and true to his goal, Johannsen has bees and chickens.