my friend brian. a police officer for the city of tracy california. father of two and resident of ripon, a neighboring town. brian is also a bee keeper. he's been at it about three years now, splitting what little time he has between crime, family and bees. in past years while working in california our outfit stayed at the manteca inn, a hotel right off the 99, a freeway in the area. the manteca inn has gotten nicer in the last two years but it wasn't too long ago that the hotel was the site of drug deals, shootings and even homicides. brian has been kind enough to let the bee keepers put an rv at his house so they can stay there, safely tucked off the road, surrounded by almonds.