Jan Pinkerton-Spieth from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association presented a workshop today entitled "Backyard Beekeeping." Beekeepers and novices alike learned about the biology, behavior and preferences of honeybees, current threats to their survival, and how to keep bees healthy and happy. Participants got to see "the girls" up close; Jan always brings bees with her to presentations. Everyone enjoyed sampling honey from Jan's own honey bees, along with honey made from pollen from raspberries, pumpkin, and chestnut trees! It was an enjoyable, busy (bzzzz-y) and sticky sweet couple of hours for all! Photos by Alison Clary
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.