Hillsborough, Northern Ireland
Michael has a real love for bees and has kept bees for over 30 years. In 2009, he was awarded an MBE for voluntary services to beekeeping. Michael founded the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers and is an international senior honey judge. He is skilled in many areas of apiculture including beeswax encaustic painting and mead making. A lover of photography, gardening and nature, Michael also has a passion for painting.