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A Gathering of Beekeepers: Follow That Buzz!

CSBA President Bill Lewis of the San Fernando Valley talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) at the California Agriculture Day, State Capitol, in March. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Follow that buzz! When the California State Beekeepers' Association, founded in 1889, meets Nov. 18-20 in Valencia for its 2014 convention, it will mark a milestone: 125 years of beekeeping. Not so coincidentally, the theme is "Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping." And to...

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Students design a solar home for farmworkers

Looking over the Simplex design.

When a team of UC Davis students packs up its house and travels to Irvine next year for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Solar Decathlon competition, its members will bring not only a desire to win, but also to make zero-net-energy homes more affordable. After submitting an entry for...

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Bees 'n Blooms

A honey bee and yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, share a coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees 'n blooms. Blooms 'n bees. Add "California" to it and you have California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists. It's a book that's well-planned, well-executed, well-written and well-photographed. Bees are hungry. What plants will attract them? How can you entice them to...

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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Taste the Possibilities: Adding Value to Your Ag Business
Date: November 3, 2014

A workshop for farmers interested in creating value-added products featuring locally grown produce.

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