First Honeybees in California

First Honeybees in California (HM1TK)

Location: San Jose, CA 95110 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 21.96', W 121° 55.458'

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Here, on the 1,939-acre Rancho Potrero de Santa Clara, Christopher A. Shelton in early March 1853 introduced the honeybee to California. In Aspinwall, Panama, Shelton purchased 12 beehives from a New Yorker and transported them by rail, "Bongo" pack mule, and steamship to San Francisco. Only enough bees survived to fill one hive, but these quickly propagated, laying the foundation for California's modern beekeeping industry.
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HM NumberHM1TK
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Marker Number945
Year Placed1983
Placed ByState Department of Parks & Recreation, E Clampus Vitus Mountain Charlie chapter 1850,
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 595252 N 4136017
Decimal Degrees37.36600000, -121.92430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.96', W 121° 55.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 57.60" N, 121° 55' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650, 831, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1651 Airport Blvd, San Jose CA 95110, US
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