Michael Jaross has been our go to guy for bee help for several years. He is knowledgeable, patient, and intensely interested in all things bees. We hired him on several occasions at critical apiary moments such as combing hives, diagnosing problems and when we were out of town for long periods. I do not hesitate to recommend him. He gives generously of his time and is very reliable. My wife Maggie is the editor of the Bee Bits, the MBBA newsletter, and has had many occasions to interact positively with Michael. We endorse him and wish him well in his new endeavor.