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UC Davis Mead Course: From Honey to Bottle in One Day

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Rome wasn't built in a day. But learning how to make mead? You can learn the process from "honey to the bottle all in one day" on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of...

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)
Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

The Buzz Over Manuka Honey

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as

Oh, the squabble over what is--and what is not--manuka honey. The battle is far from sweet. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand and Australia, but New Zealand claims...

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as
A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as "the New Zealand tea tree" or bush. Manuka honey is from Leptospermum scoparium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as "the New Zealand tea tree" or bush. Manuka honey is from Leptospermum scoparium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, I Hardly Know Ya! (But I Will)

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You can travel to China, Thailand, Madagascar and Brazil to taste rare, international honeys. Or you can do taste, discuss and analyze that honey during the Sensory...

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

International Pollinator Conference Comes to UC Davis

A longhorned bee flies over a Mexican sunflower blossom (Tithonia) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's all about the pollinators--whether they be bumble bees, longhorned bees, squash bees, sweat bees, honey bees or hummingbirds. Yes, hummingbirds are pollinators, too! A...

A longhorned bee flies over a Mexican sunflower blossom (Tithonia) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee flies over a Mexican sunflower blossom (Tithonia) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee flies over a Mexican sunflower blossom (Tithonia) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, a specialist bee that forages on the genus Cucurbita, buzzes out of squash blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, a specialist bee that forages on the genus Cucurbita, buzzes out of squash blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, a specialist bee that forages on the genus Cucurbita, buzzes out of squash blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) share a flower on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) share a flower on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) share a flower on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Bee-ing' There at the Dixon May Fair

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,

"You can learn a lot from these displays," a fairgoer at the 144th annual Dixon May Fair commented. She was looking at an educational display with the catchy title, "None of...

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display,
Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Ryan Anenson of the Tremont 4-H Club created this award-winning educational display, "None of Your Beeswax" for the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon 4-H'er Madeline Giron sketched this color pencil drawing of a bee, on display in the Youth Building (Denverton Hall) at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.
This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

This photo by Markus Taliaferro of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club shows a honey bee sipping nectar.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.
Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

Just add pollinators! Katelyn Nipper of Fairfield created this innovative illustration of brightly color flowers and crayons.

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