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4-H Isn't Just About Cows 'n Chickens, You Can 'Bee' All You Can 'Bee'

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youths who want to learn beekeeping might want to consider joining the 4-H program. Take, for example, the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Program. At the countywide annual Project Skills Day, held last Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Vaca...

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown,  Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown, Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown, Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to  evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Larry Connor: How to Keep Your Bees Alive and Growing

Beekeeper and author Larry Connor is a frequent speaker on the bee conference circuit. This photo was taken in 2010 at the Western Apicultural Society's meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How do you keep your bees alive and growing? That will be the topic of honey bee guru Lawrence "Larry" Connor of Kalamazoo, Mich., when he presents a special short course during the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference, to take place Sept. 5-8 in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC),...

Beekeeper and author Larry Connor is a frequent speaker on the bee conference circuit. This photo was taken in 2010 at the Western Apicultural Society's meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper and author Larry Connor is a frequent speaker on the bee conference circuit. This photo was taken in 2010 at the Western Apicultural Society's meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper and author Larry Connor is a frequent speaker on the bee conference circuit. This photo was taken in 2010 at the Western Apicultural Society's meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper, book author and columnist Larry Connor addresses a crowd at the Western Apicultural Society meeting in 2010 in Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper, book author and columnist Larry Connor addresses a crowd at the Western Apicultural Society meeting in 2010 in Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper, book author and columnist Larry Connor addresses a crowd at the Western Apicultural Society meeting in 2010 in Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM

August 19th is National Honey Bee Day: Dr. Elina Niño reminds us to help honey bees cope with pests

National Honey Bee Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every August. This year it falls on Saturday the 19th. If you use integrated pest management, or IPM, you are probably aware that it can solve pest problems and reduce the use of pesticides that harm beneficial insects, including honey bees. But did you know that it is also used to manage pests that live inside honey bee colonies? In this timely podcast below, Dr. Elina Niño, UCCE apiculture extension specialist, discusses the most serious pests of honey bees, how beekeepers manage them to keep their colonies alive, and what you can do to help bees survive these challenges.

https://soundcloud.com/ucipm/help-honey-bees-cope-with-pests

To read the full transcript of the audio, click here.

Successful IPM in honey bee colonies involves understanding honey bee pest biology, regularly monitoring for pests, and using a combination of different methods to control their damage. Visit these resources for more information:

For Beekeepers:
 
For All Bee Lovers:
 

Sources for the Value of Honey Bees:

Calderone N. 2012. Insect-pollinated crops, Insect Pollinators and US Agriculture: Trend Analysis of Aggregate Data for the Period 1992–2009.

Flottum K. 2017. U.S. Honey Industry Report, 2016.

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program

Hear that Buzz? Dixon 4-H'ers Are Caring for Their Bees

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 4-H Youth Development Program isn't just about cows and chickens. It's about other projects, too, from "A" to "Z." And "B." Don't forget the honey bees. Solano County's Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, has just launched a beekeeping project, led by adult leader Sarah Anenson. It's a first-year...

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:56 PM

UC Davis Experts to Speak at 'Basics of Beekeeping' Conference

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the

Want to learn the basics of beekeeping from a team of experts, including scientists from the University of California, Davis, at a two-day conference set Feb. 27-28 in Cherry Valley, Riverside County?  Registration is now underway for the “Beekeeping Basics Workshop,” sponsored by...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the "Basics of Beekeeping" conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the "Basics of Beekeeping" conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 4:17 PM

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