For the past two decades, Michael Joshin Thiele has been engaged in conservation efforts for honeybees and promoted the creation of honeybee sanctuaries and refuges. 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 Gaia Bees to advance biodynamic practices in apiculture. Michael founded Apis Arborea, an organization with a vision for the preservation and rewilding honeybees. He offers workshops and training in apiculture practice in the U.S. and internationally. Michael was born and educated in Germany. He lives with his family, and an infinity of bees, in the oak woodlands of Northern California.