Jan Pinkerton-Spieth, from the Mt. Diablo Beekeeper's Association, brought thousands of friends with her to her workshop at Rodgers Ranch last night. Bees that is! Jan brought an observation hive (containing larvae, capped brood, honey, pollen and, of course, bees!), and she spoke to participants about the biology of bees, equipment for keeping them, what's happening to our bee population lately, bee-friendly gardens, and more. Everyone got to sample Jan's honey, including chestnut and pumpkin!
The Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center's Board of Directors is excited to use our blog, "Ranch Posts," to keep members and the public informed of the latest activities at the ranch. We invite you to comment, ask questions, or muse on the heritage center, both its historical past and its thriving present.