Bechara is the owner of the olive mill in Aitanit. During the olive harvesting season, the mill is like a beehive! People wait for their turn to squeeze their harvest into a fine olive oil.
The mill comprises two parts: an old traditional press where visitors can watch every step of the process, and a new mechanical press where only one can see the olives entering the machine from one side and the virgin olive oil going out from another.
Bechara not only presses olives, but he makes baladi soap and transforms the solid olive mill waste into “briquettes” which make a great substitute for food logs. Briquettes are used to light fire in chimneys and ovens.