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 Craftsman in the five year program..

Michelle retired from her position with a local non-profit in November of 2019 to pursue beekeeping full-time. She hasn’t looked back once and continues to embrace bees more than ever.

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  • David Burrows Posted March 16, 2022 4:49 am

    Hi Michelle! Dusty Burrows (no relation I think, ha!) suggested I share with you our new 501(c)3, Arkearth. We’ve launched a GoFundMe to deploy pollination projects – including beehives, bat houses, butterfly enclosures, wildflower borders and more into community gardens, urban farms, and other locations where we can help save various species and provide educational content around those projects. We also buy bees and equipment from beekeepers and even pay a stipend to help us kickoff each project. If interested, let me know and I’ll send you more information. Thanks and happy beekeeping! – David

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