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'Honey, I Hardly Know Ya!' The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center Can Change That!

Honey bees, the most important pollinators, also produce honey. This image was taken at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Honey, I hardly know ya!" The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center can change that! Want to learn more about the product that honey bees make? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center is offering a Sensory Evaluation of Honey Certificate...

Honey bees, the most important pollinators, also produce honey. This image was taken at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees, the most important pollinators, also produce honey. This image was taken at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees, the most important pollinators, also produce honey. This image was taken at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bee Tent at the California Honey Festival Was All the Buzz

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the second annual California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, you probably heard the buzz. Or at least you saw the crowd circling Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of...

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Other Critters Will 'Share the Love' at California Honey Festival, Too!

Not just honey bees will be featured at the California Honey Festival. The Bohart Museum will show scores of bee specimens, including the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not just honey bees that will "share the love" Saturday, May 5 at the second annual California Honey Festival. Although the festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Woodland, focuses on honey bees--they're the pollinators that produce...

Not just honey bees will be featured at the California Honey Festival. The Bohart Museum will show scores of bee specimens, including the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Not just honey bees will be featured at the California Honey Festival. The Bohart Museum will show scores of bee specimens, including the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Not just honey bees will be featured at the California Honey Festival. The Bohart Museum will show scores of bee specimens, including the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spiders will draw attention at the California Honey Festival. A UC Davis class will discuss how spiders hunt. This is a cellar spider that nailed a honey bee and is wrapping it for later consumption. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spiders will draw attention at the California Honey Festival. A UC Davis class will discuss how spiders hunt. This is a cellar spider that nailed a honey bee and is wrapping it for later consumption. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spiders will draw attention at the California Honey Festival. A UC Davis class will discuss how spiders hunt. This is a cellar spider that nailed a honey bee and is wrapping it for later consumption. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology's display of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology's display of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology's display of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival: Bee-ing All It Can Bee

Miss Honey Bee, Benji Shade of Woodland Christian High School, takes a selfie with her teacher,  Jessica Hiatt at the inaugural California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland. This year's festival is Saturday, May 5.

You may not be able to get close enough to take a selfie with a honey bee foraging on your flowers, but you'll be able to take a selfie of a bee at the California Honey Festival. With the costumed bee mascot. Last year Benji Shade of Woodland Christian...

Miss Honey Bee, Benji Shade of Woodland Christian High School, takes a selfie with her teacher,  Jessica Hiatt at the inaugural California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland. This year's festival is Saturday, May 5.
Miss Honey Bee, Benji Shade of Woodland Christian High School, takes a selfie with her teacher, Jessica Hiatt at the inaugural California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland. This year's festival is Saturday, May 5.

Miss Honey Bee, Benji Shade of Woodland Christian High School, takes a selfie with her teacher, Jessica Hiatt at the inaugural California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland. This year's festival is Saturday, May 5.

Sometimes you can't get close enough to get a selfie of a bee foraging in flowers, such as this pollen-packing bee on lupine. But at the California Honey Festival, you can get photos of yourself with Miss Honey Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sometimes you can't get close enough to get a selfie of a bee foraging in flowers, such as this pollen-packing bee on lupine. But at the California Honey Festival, you can get photos of yourself with Miss Honey Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes you can't get close enough to get a selfie of a bee foraging in flowers, such as this pollen-packing bee on lupine. But at the California Honey Festival, you can get photos of yourself with Miss Honey Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why You Should Bee-Coming to the California Honey Festival

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's why you should bee-coming to the second annual California Honey Festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. Think fun, food, friends, family, and free. The honey-of-an-event--attendance is free--promises to be...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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