On Saturday, August 4, 2012, the Courthouse Docket
continues as Catherine Fraley, a Montara beekeeper, will speak
about the history of the honeybee in San Mateo County and the
state of California. Fraley will discuss how the honeybee arrived
on the San Francisco Peninsula shortly after the California Gold
Rush began in 1849. She will also delve into recent threats to
honeybee populations in the state.
Besides being a beekeeper, Fraley is administrator for a local
beekeepers collective that supplies honey to communities in the
Bay Area. As a member of the San Mateo Beekeepers Guild,
she gives talks and writes articles to raise awareness about
honeybees and their positive impact on our environment.
Following the presentation, Fraley will have a sampling of her
honey that she sells at various farmers’ markets in San Mateo