Michelle began beekeeping in 2014 with her son, Tim. She started hanging out with other beekeepers and realized there were no local clubs in Denton to share knowledge and ideas. She met Christina, a Denton beekeeper who also wanted a local club, and they founded the Denton County Beekeepers Association.
In 2016, Michelle decided to enter the Master Beekeeping Program at the Texas A&M Agri-life extension office. She achieved the Master Beekeeper certification in 2018. Michelle will spend the next two years reaching for the final level of Master Craftstman in the five year program..
Michelle decided in 2018 to begin a sideliner beekeeping business with the plan of retiring some day and having a full-time business to keep her busy.