Brian and Marcia Hoelzen

My husband and I are newish beekeepers (3 years) of a small apiary. We consider Michael to be our mentor. The northwest is a challenging place to be a beekeeper, but  Michael has saved our hives more than once.  This year one of our queens died very early in the spring.  I sent Michael a panicked email.  At the same time, I emailed the place I got the queen and another experienced beekeeper. Michael was the one who responded immediately, and with a name of someone who had extra queens.  We were saved.  He is so knowledgeable, and is also very well connected  – a valuable combination! Thank you Michael!

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