Michel has been a beekeeper for 43 years and a professional beekeeper for 6 years providing pollination to Macadamia farmers with up to 750 colonies. He an eclectic and diverse history with experience in Hotel and Catering, Farming (Beef, intensive sheep, Charolais Cattle Stud, Beekeeping, Poultry (broiler and fertile egg production)), Business Management, Training and skills development, Sales, Marketing, Real estate (sales, agency principle and property development) and Construction Project Management. He also spent 2 years working on oilrigs as a mud logger.
His hobbies and interests include hunting, camping, photography, alternative medicine, self sustainability, reading, cooking, charcuterie, and woodwork. He is happily married with one son, living in Baynesfield, homesteading with Sheep, Layers, Broilers, Bees, Aquaponics, Rabbits, Vegetables and Fruit trees.