Posts Tagged: Brian Fishback
Her name is Sheridan Miller. If there's a human equivalent of a honey bee, she's it. She's a worker bee. We first met Sheridan Miller, 11, of Mill Valley when she visited the Harry H.Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of...
Beekeeper Brian Fishback helping Sheridan Miller with her hive. (Photo by Craig Miller)
Sheridan Miller, then 11, was honored by Neal Van Alfen, then dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the opening of the Department of Entomology's bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a story about a third-grade classroom in Galt, Calif., that loves honey bees. It's also a story about a beekeeper named Brian Fishback of Wilton who eagerly taught them to love bees. Fishback, a former volunteer at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr....
Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows students at Lake Canyon Elementary School, Galt, a frame of bees. (Photo by Beth Bartkowski)
Brian Fishback points to an emerging bee. (Photo by Beth Bartkowski)
Students wrote "love notes" to the bees. (Photo by Beth Bartkowski)
This is the students' interpretation of a hive. (Photo by Beth Bartkowski)
Why become a beekeeper? Why keep bees? Beekeeper Brian Fishback of Wilton is quick to answer that. “Bees,” he says, “teach us core family values. Bees have to take care of each other and work together for the success of the colony,...
Brian Fishback shows his daughter, Emily, a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Fishbacks at the 2013 Dixon May Fair where they had just dropped off a bee observation hive: Brian, daughter Emily, now 3; daughter Jane, now 18 months, and wife Darla. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It’s good to see so many children’s books being published about bees. One of the latest ones is Buzz About Bees (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) by former elementary school teacher Kari-Lynn Winters, who asked for—and received—one of...
Wilton beekeeper Brian Fishback wearing a bee beard at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. This photo appeared in Kari-Lynn Winters' book, Buzz About Bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hi, there! Wilton beekeeper Brian Fishback waves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When youngsters meet Alyssa Fine, the first thing they ask is “Do you ever get stung?” They also ask if the bee population is “still” declining and if she’s a beekeeper. Yes, yes, and yes. Alyssa Fine, 23, of Monongahela,...
Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows Alyssa Fine the bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine watches a honey bee forage in the zinnias at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)