- I offer consulting services to Whatcom County beekeepers. My goal is to help keep your bees alive, healthy and productive year after year. Working with me, you will learn effective hive inspection techniques that lead to positive hive management decisions. I employ science-based techniques to manage all phases of the honeybee life cycle: successful overwintering, spring build-up, swarm prevention, honey harvest and fall preparation for the next winter.
- I help “new-bees” get confidently up and running in their initial seasons but also work with the issues of more experienced beekeepers as they move more deeply into our fascinating craft.
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Brian and Marcia Hoelzen
The northwest is a challenging place to be a beekeeper, but Michael has saved our hives more than once.… Read more “Brian and Marcia Hoelzen”
[Michael] has encyclopedic knowledge of honey bees, beekeeping, and honey production, and he is able to share it in an understandable way.… Read more “Evan Jones”
Due to [Michael’s] help I am a much more confident bee keeper and able to manage challenges on my own.… Read more “Gary Bachman”
I recommend contacting Michael for any beekeeping questions.… Read more “Chuck Howell”
[Michael has] come to my home and guided me through inspections, identified problems, and helped me understand the intricacies of beekeeping.… Read more “Emilie Jenkins”
I would trust Michael to do the best for me and my bees.… Read more “Janet Wilson”
There was plenty of bee keeping information in print and on line, but what ultimately worked for me was [finding Michael] and having him become my “bee mentor”. … Read more “Dick Steinkamp”
Kirsten Drickey and Kendall Whitney
Michael’s thorough and thoughtful advice helped us weather our first season as beekeepers, and I look forward to learning more from him as we–hopefully!–advance in our skills as beekeepers.… Read more “Kirsten Drickey and Kendall Whitney”