Our Next Dinner Meeting is Thursday March 21st!

The Amazing Honeybees: Their Local History and Importance

The local honeybees we see today that produce the delicious treat for our food and drink were not always present in the San Ramon Valley. Learn how and when they may have arrived here and their importance in the early years of local farming and value to our modern society. Learn what it takes to produce just a single teaspoon of honey for your morning tea or coffee. Hear about the daily struggle for honeybees to survive and what you can do to help them. The story of honeybees and beekeeping in America may have begun in the early 1600s with their arrival from Europe, but it was nearly 250 years before they survived the journey west to our valley.

Our speaker Mark Armstrong is a 19 year resident of San Ramon and currently serves as Vice Mayor of the City of San Ramon. Mark began his hobby of beekeeping in 2018 and manages several hives in the San Ramon Valley, East Bay, and Peninsula.

The San Ramon Valley Historical Society meets at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the months of January, March, May, September, and November, at the Black Bear Diner in Danville.  Dinner and program tickets are $25.00 per person.

Reservations are encouraged so the restaurant knows how many guests to prepare to serve. Please return your reservation slip in advance, or email us at:


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