Michael moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey in 1975. He has been a successful stylist here for over 37 years. He adores working with his loyal clientele, as well as meeting new people and helping them look their best. Each visit to Michael’s chair feels like spending an afternoon with an old friend, and his joking nature and passion for hairstyling can light up the whole salon. In his free time, Michael spends time with his family and grandchildren, usually hiking or exploring nature. He is thrilled that the joy of hairstyling has passed on to his son, Noah, as well!
In neotropical regions, in addition to a large variety of trees, bees may also gather resin from flowers in the genera Clusia and Dalechampia , which are the only known plant genera that produce floral resins to attract pollinators.  Clusia resin contains polyprenylated benzophenones.    In some areas of Chile , propolis contains viscidone , a terpene from Baccharis shrubs,  and in Brazil, naphthoquinone epoxide has recently been isolated from red propolis,  and prenylated acids such as 4-hydroxy-3,5-diprenyl cinnamic acid have been documented.  An analysis of propolis from Henan , China found sinapinic acid , isoferulic acid , caffeic acid , and chrysin , with the first three compounds demonstrating antibacterial properties.  Also, Brazilian red propolis, largely derived from Dalbergia ecastaphyllum plant resin, has high relative percentages of the isoflavonoids 3-hydroxy-8,9-dimethoxypterocarpan and medicarpin .  Other flavonoids commonly present include galangin and pinocembrin .  Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is also a component of some varieties of propolis from New Zealand . 
Pollen is also a lipid source for honey bees ranging from % to %.  Lipids are metabolized during the brood stage for precursors required for future biosynthesis. Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K are not considered essential but have shown to significantly improve the number of brood reared.  Honey bees ingest phytosterols from pollen to produce 24-methylenecholesterol and other sterols as they cannot directly synthesize cholesterol from phytosterols. Nurse bees have the ability to selectively transfer sterols to larvae through brood food.