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Another Casualty of the Coronavirus Pandemic: California Honey Festival

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic: the annual California Honey Festival, which was scheduled May 2 in historic downtown Woodland. This year would have been the...

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey
Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey "care packages." The family of Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, owns and operates the business. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey "care packages." The family of Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, owns and operates the business. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Bee-ing There at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew scores of families at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day,  a science-based day always held the Saturday of Presidents' Day...

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described
A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Why This UC Davis Conference Is Sweet

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive. She will provide a UC Davis reserach update on Friday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard of "all systems are go." In this case, "all systems are sweet." The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a Sensory Evaluation of Honey Course,...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive. She will provide a UC Davis reserach update on Friday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive. She will provide a UC Davis reserach update on Friday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty and director of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive. She will provide a UC Davis reserach update on Friday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

Waxing Poetic About Honey Bees and This Amazing UC Davis Bee Class on Wax Working

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know how honey bees, the world's most beneficial insects, produce wax? Have you ever worked with beeswax? Have you ever made candles and wax resusable food wraps? Ever...

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (
It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in.  They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (
Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in. They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in. They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Learn About Honey Bee Anatomy at UC Davis Class

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on

Consider the honey bee. Like all insects, it has a head, thorax and abdomen. But are you familiar with the rest of its anatomy? Here's an opportunity to learn about...

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on
The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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