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Solano County beekeeper Caroline Yelle, at a bee yard in Winters, tends to honeybees prior to almond bloom. She is rebuilding her business after bees and equipment were burned during the Hennessey Fire in August.
Photo/Christine Souza
Blackened hills and burned beehives act as reminders of destruction caused by fire last August, but beekeeper Caroline Yelle is moving ahead with plans to provide bees for almond pollination.
Photo/Christine Souza
Beekeepers work to recover after wildfire damage
Beekeepers who suffered losses from a lightning-sparked wildfire last summer say they have a few surviving honeybee colonies, and look forward to spring when they can build more hives for almond pollination a year from now. Read more...

Coalition seeks water funding in infrastructure bill
Describing federal investment in Western water management as "essential," a coalition of more than 200 organizations has urged the incoming Biden administration and the new Congress to include water facilities in any future infrastructure or economic-recovery package. Read more...

Commentary: Proposition 19 complicates farm property transfers
Known as The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act of 2020, and passed by California voters last November, Proposition 19 affects taxes on homes and inherited property—and poses significant challenges for family farmers and ranchers. Read more...

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