Sonoma County partners with local beekeeper, establishes apiary in Healdsburg

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Sonoma County has partnered with Tauzer Apiaries of Northern California, a local beekeeping business, to host up to 120 beehives seasonally on a portion of vacant property in Healdsburg.

The three-year agreement with the Sonoma County-based business, which provides California farmers and growers with pollination services, will host thousands of honeybees on property near the Healdsburg Transfer Station — a solid waste recycling and reuse facility on Alexander Valley Road.

The bees will use the site for what officials described as a “pollination vacation” — a place of restoration for when the bees aren’t busy pollinating fields or orchards, according to Rachel Morrison, a Tauzer Apiaries outreach and education manager.

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