Skip to main content
Bee populations thrive
Almond Board |

“Bee populations are thriving. There is no threat of them disappearing anytime soon,” said Salida beekeeper Jamie Johnston.  She is known locally for providing honey and other bee products at her store, The Beekeeper’s Honey Boutique, formerly Beeyond the Hive, at 209 W. Third St. “My family has been tending to bees for 109 years. We are very passionate about bees and the honey industry,” Johnston said. The knowledge of bees in her family runs four generations deep with the bulk of know-how currently held by her father, Lyle Johnston, also a Salida resident. The family operates Johnston Honey Farms, the oldest and largest beekeeping operation in Colorado.

About the Almond Board of California

California almonds make life better by what we grow and how we grow. The Almond Board of California promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through leadership in strategic market development, innovative research, and accelerated adoption of industry best practices on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond farmers and processors in California, most of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.