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So You Want to Be a Beekeeper...Think Like a Bee, Not Like a Beekeeper

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to be a beekeeper, you must think like a bee, not like a beekeeper. So says beekeeper/journalist Kim Flottum, who has served as the editor of Bee Culture magazine for more than three decades. Flottum will speak on "So You Want to Be a...

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival: Show Me the Honey!

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! You'll see scores of honey varietals at the third annual California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 4. And you can sample the honey, ask questions, and purchase it--the soul of a field of flowers. The free event, sponsored by...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will "talk bees" at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will "talk bees" at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, Sweet! The Inaugural California Honey Festival in Historic Downtown Woodland

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath

It promises to be...oh, so sweet! The inaugural California Honey Festival, to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 6 on a four-block stretch in historic downtown Woodland, will draw folks from all over state and beyond. And it's free and...

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath
A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Tags: Amina Harris (65), Billy Synk (10), California Honey Festival (16), Elina Niño (21), Gene Brandi (4), honey (37), mead (9), music (2), Woodland (2)

Show Me the Honey--And They Did!

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." ...

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest  at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:19 PM

'Show Me the Honey' and 'Show Me the Bugs' at UC Davis Picnic Day

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. They are, you know, everywhere. However, when the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 22, you'll find them primarily at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's exhibits...

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM

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