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A Honey of a Festival, and an Inaugural Festival at That!

Apis Inlusio, a sculpture art car designed to look like a bee, drew thousands of onlookers. Part of the 2013 Burning Man Festival, it is  based in San Francisco.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was indeed a honey of a festival. When the inaugural California Honey Festival buzzed into Woodland on Saturday, May 6, organizers figured attendance might total around 3,000. No. It did not. It tallied about 20,000, according to organizer Amina...

Apis Inlusio, a sculpture art car designed to look like a bee, drew thousands of onlookers. Part of the 2013 Burning Man Festival, it is  based in San Francisco.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Apis Inlusio, a sculpture art car designed to look like a bee, drew thousands of onlookers. Part of the 2013 Burning Man Festival, it is based in San Francisco.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Apis Inlusio, a sculpture art car designed to look like a bee, drew thousands of onlookers. Part of the 2013 Burning Man Festival, it is based in San Francisco.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey flavor wheel proved to be a honey of an exhibit. That's Amina Harris (in red), coordinator of the California Honey Festival and director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey flavor wheel proved to be a honey of an exhibit. That's Amina Harris (in red), coordinator of the California Honey Festival and director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey flavor wheel proved to be a honey of an exhibit. That's Amina Harris (in red), coordinator of the California Honey Festival and director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Owners of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, were as busy as well...bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Owners of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, were as busy as well...bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Owners of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, were as busy as well...bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 20,000 attended the inaugural California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some 20,000 attended the inaugural California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 20,000 attended the inaugural California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To bee or not to bee! That was the question. Here's the answer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
To bee or not to bee! That was the question. Here's the answer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To bee or not to bee! That was the question. Here's the answer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California Honey Festival even had a bee truck, with hives loaned by area beekeeper John Foster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California Honey Festival even had a bee truck, with hives loaned by area beekeeper John Foster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California Honey Festival even had a bee truck, with hives loaned by area beekeeper John Foster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival coordinator Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands by a display of bee photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
California Honey Festival coordinator Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands by a display of bee photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

California Honey Festival coordinator Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands by a display of bee photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

This honey bee buzzed the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This honey bee buzzed the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee buzzed the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:07 PM

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

What a Stretch to Get the Nectar!

A honey bee

How often do you see a honey bee "standing upright" to reach nectar? "Well, I guess I could just buzz up there and grab some nectar! But why not stay right here where I am and just s-t-r-e-t-c-h  like a giraffe to get it?" This bee, foraging on a...

A honey bee
A honey bee "stands upright" to reach the nectar on a Photinia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee "stands upright" to reach the nectar on a Photinia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Okay, I'll buzz over to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Okay, I'll buzz over to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Okay, I'll buzz over to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:52 PM
Tags: honey (27), honey bees (3), nectar (1), Photinia (1), stretch (1), UC Davis Picnic Day (3), worker bees (1)

Hear the Buzz? UC Davis Celebration of Mead and Honey Coming Feb. 11

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

Hear the buzz? It's almost time to celebrate A, B, C (almonds, bees and crop pollination). But did you know that there's another celebration bee-ing hosted on Saturday, Feb. 11? And that you and your honey are invited? It's an event often billed as...

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)
This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)
Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)

Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:57 PM

February Promises to Be 'Honey of a Month' for UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the

February promises to be a "honey of a month" for the Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis. Thank the girls (the worker bees), the honey they produce, and visitors' yearnings to taste some of nature's delectable liquid gold. First on tap is the "World...

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the
A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the "World of Honey" event, sponsored by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the "World of Honey" event, sponsored by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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