Michael Joshin Thiele has led the creation of honeybee sanctuaries and refuges for over twenty years. He founded Apis Arborea and offers workshops and trainings in apiculture practice in the U.S. and internationally. Michael’s pioneering approach to apiculture as a platform for global renewal has appeared in national and international magazines, books and films. He has presented his work at Harvard University, consulted for the USDA and developed the organization Apis Arborea (www.apisarborea.com) to advance biodynamic practices in apiculture. Michael was born and educated in Germany. He lives with his family, and an infinity of bees, in the oak woodlands of Northern California.