Posts Tagged: honey
Imagine watching your honey bees gathering nectar from star thistle--which some beekeepers claim makes the best honey. (Yes, Centaurea solstitialis is an invasive weed. The love-hate relationship runs deep; farmers and environmentalists hate it;...
A honey bee foraging on star thistle, Centaurea solstitialis. It's an invasive weed but makes great honey, beekeepers and honey connoisseurs say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey comb being processed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The colors of honey sparkle in the sunlight. This photo, taken in 2009, shows former UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (now of Washington State University) and her then assistant, Elizabeth Frost (now of New South Wales) at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (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)
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)
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)
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.
This honey bee buzzed the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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 honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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 "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)
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)
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)