McPherson Conservation is a biological science consultancy offering services for professionals, academics, and beekeepers.

  • research, writing, and planning – government, private, and not-for-profit clients will be interested in my work in ecology and conservation biology
  • workshops and consulting – hobby beekeepers benefit from my development and delivery of programs about bee conservation and hive management

Michelle McPherson

Principal consultant

Complexity in the natural world excites me!  I have more than 15 years experience in ecology research and writing: conservation planning for protected areas, Species at Risk, creating biodiversity standards, and environmental assessment. I also have expertise in project management, event planning, and delivering workshops. 

My work has included large-scale conservation challenges that required me to work simultaneously with academia, government, museums, and not-for-profit organizations. 

I've been a sucessful small-scale natural beekeeper for 8 years.  Committed to life-long learning in the field of apiculture, I attend yearly conferences and am a Master Beekeeper Candidate (2020) at Cornell University.  I love teaching workshops and courses about honey bees, wild bees, and bee conservation.

I graduated with a Master of Science (Biology) from Acadia University, for research on the landscape ecology of peatland dragonflies. My research background includes temperate, arctic, and tropical work on various insects, birds, mammals, herptiles, and plants.