Wednesday Mar 18 2009 comments A Gardeners' Gathering celebrates plant All-Stars By: Photos by Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer -A +A Buy This Photo Now Gini Christiansen, left, and Connie Frank, both of Roseville, look for the queen bee in the live display provided by bee keeper and guest speaker Rob Slay, owner of 2 b honey and president of Neveda County Beekeepers Association. Patricia Williams, left, of Roseville, collects informational material from Master Gardener Ann Beinhorn. Connie Frank, of Roseville, examines honeybees on display during the Gardeners? Gathering. Guest speaker Rob Slay, owner of 2 b honey, explained the bee?s importance in the garden. Carolyn McElhany, left, of Weimar, and Tommi Black, of Lincoln, applaud the Master Gardener program. McElhany said that after hearing guest speaker Steve Zien, of Living Resources Company, discuss the importance of good soil, she plans to have her soil tested and won?t use chemical fertilizers.