Welcome to our sixth issue and a springtime focus on bees, honey and beekeeping.
Lupine and poppies along the Chalk Hill Road
The bees are warming up earlier in the day as Northern California wine country soaks up the sun rising now further each morning to the north. The occasional storm will come in off the Pacific to refresh the wildflowers and the vines. Spring is a season when it's still nice to have a wool sweater and a windbreaker handy.
As the bees get about their business of making honey and pollinating our fields and orchards, I hope you enjoy the introductions to our far-flung beekeeping friends, people who continue our prehistoric relationship with the family Apoidea.
This quarterly online magazine of California food and wine arts will be published seasonally, posted on the solstices and equinoxes. We will introduce you year-round to the food and wine artisans, the picnics and the places which make Northern California wine country (and Sonoma County in particular) such a wonderful place to live and visit.
I intend for this fledgling publication to be a conversational and interactive journal of our lives and times in this most scenic and tasty part of the Golden State. It is to this end that I welcome your comments or contribution of words.
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Healdsburg, CA 95448
I would like to thank all the people who have generously given their time and enthusiasm to this issue:
Livengood Tree Farm, Sandpoint, Idaho
Matyas E. Kreidler
Manager, Healdsburg Farmers Market
Manager, Jimtown Store
Penelope La Montagne
Healdsburg Literary Laureate
Murphy Business Services
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