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National Pollinator Week: Visit the UC Davis Bee Garden

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's celebrate National Pollinator Week. And what better time for the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology to host an open house than during National Pollinator Week? It's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at its bee garden, Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located on...

The Bee Tent at the California Honey Festival Was All the Buzz

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the second annual California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, you probably heard the buzz. Or at least you saw the crowd circling Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. The bees buzzed and so...

Why You Should Bee-Coming to the California Honey Festival

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's why you should bee-coming to the second annual California Honey Festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. Think fun, food, friends, family, and free. The honey-of-an-event--attendance is free--promises to be both entertaining and educational. Don't know...

Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts a honey tasting on Saturday, April 21 as part of the UC Davis 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day, it promises...

How to Become a California Master Beekeeper

This was the scene at the Harry H. Laidlaw Research Facility, UC Davis, for a testing of applicants for the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a California Master Beekeeper. Yes! You can begin the process by registering on the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) website, announced program director and California Extension Apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:28 PM

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