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So, You Want to Become a Beekeeper...

Worker bees and queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a beekeeper... You want to do your part to help the declining bee population. You want to learn about the honey bees that pollinate the food you eat, including fruits, vegetables and nuts (especially almonds!). You'd love some...

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Where You Can Learn All About Bees and Beekeeping

There's the queen! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a beekeeper or plan to become a beekeeper, you need to read the UC Davis Apiculture Newsletter, the work of Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and her associates at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, aka the UC Davis...

Did You Hear the Buzz?

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the 141st annual Dixon May Fair, held May 5-8, and saw the honey bee display in Madden Hall, you probably heard the buzz. In keeping with the theme, "Buzzing with Excitement," bees buzzed in the bee observation hives as fairgoers singled...

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Dixon May Fair 'Buzzing with Excitement'

Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forget about the birds and the bees. Just think about the bees. The 141st annual Dixon May Fair, California's oldest fair, is "Buzzing with Excitement," and that's the theme of the fair, which opens Thursday, May 5 for a four-day run. Fairgoers will...

Make Way for the New Beekeepers!

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology points to the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Make way for the new beekeepers! Or "beeks," as they fondly call themselves in the apiary industry. A short course on "Planning Ahead for Your First Hive" drew an enthusiastic group of prospective beekeepers last Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Harry H....

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:12 PM

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