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Wonderful News for the CA Master Beekeeper Program!

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, how much this is needed! Congratulations to the California Master Beekeeper Program, the newly announced recipient of a $199,949 grant from the UC Agricultural and Natural Resources through its 2017 Competitive Grants Program.  California...

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM

California Master Beekeeper Program: On a Roll to Help the Bees

California Master Beekeeper Program examiner Charley Nye tests six-year beekeeper Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association.  She is one of the 52 graduates of the CAMPB apprentice level. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They've got your back. And your bees. The declining honey bee population now has 52 more friends. Science-based friends. Bee ambassadors. Partners. They're the new apprentice graduates of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMPB), administered...

California Master Beekeeper Program examiner Charley Nye tests six-year beekeeper Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association.  She is one of the 52 graduates of the CAMPB apprentice level. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California Master Beekeeper Program examiner Charley Nye tests six-year beekeeper Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association. She is one of the 52 graduates of the CAMPB apprentice level. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Master Beekeeper Program examiner Charley Nye tests six-year beekeeper Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association. She is one of the 52 graduates of the CAMPB apprentice level. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With their veils off in this portion of the practical exam, CAMPB examiner Charley Nye watches Cheryl Veretto finish the last steps of the test. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With their veils off in this portion of the practical exam, CAMPB examiner Charley Nye watches Cheryl Veretto finish the last steps of the test. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With their veils off in this portion of the practical exam, CAMPB examiner Charley Nye watches Cheryl Veretto finish the last steps of the test. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the practical exam: how to fuel a smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of the practical exam: how to fuel a smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the practical exam: how to fuel a smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Behind the Bee Veil: Charley Nye

Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever wondered who's behind the veil?  The bee veil, that is. If you enroll in a beekeepers' course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, one of the instructors you're likely to meet...

Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye served as one of the proctors during the California Master Beekeeper Program testing. Here he proctors Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye served as one of the proctors during the California Master Beekeeper Program testing. Here he proctors Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye served as one of the proctors during the California Master Beekeeper Program testing. Here he proctors Cheryl Veretto, president of the Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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....

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

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

Eager participants in the Feb. 13 class look at a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eager participants in the Feb. 13 class look at a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eager participants in the Feb. 13 class look at a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The hands of Charley Nye, staff research associate and manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The hands of Charley Nye, staff research associate and manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The hands of Charley Nye, staff research associate and manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Staff research associate and beekeeper Bernardo Niño (back to camera) instructing a group of participants in the Feb. 13 class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Staff research associate and beekeeper Bernardo Niño (back to camera) instructing a group of participants in the Feb. 13 class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Staff research associate and beekeeper Bernardo Niño (back to camera) instructing a group of participants in the Feb. 13 class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño opens a hive at the Feb. 13th class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño opens a hive at the Feb. 13th class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño opens a hive at the Feb. 13th class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Prospective beekeepers check out the colonies and a frame (overhead). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Prospective beekeepers check out the colonies and a frame (overhead). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Prospective beekeepers check out the colonies and a frame (overhead). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

Dear Santa: Let Me Bee All I Can Bee

The UC Davis bee courses will be hands-on. At left is Extension apiculturist Elina Niño. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're looking for a holiday gift for your favorite beekeeper or a wanna-be beekeeper (hey, that person could be you!), here's something you may want to consider. Bee scientists at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey  Bee Research Facility at the...

The UC Davis bee courses will be hands-on. At left is Extension apiculturist Elina Niño. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis bee courses will be hands-on. At left is Extension apiculturist Elina Niño. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis bee courses will be hands-on. At left is Extension apiculturist Elina Niño. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participants from a 2015 class check out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Participants from a 2015 class check out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participants from a 2015 class check out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Tricia Bohls explains bee development. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis graduate student Tricia Bohls explains bee development. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Tricia Bohls explains bee development. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 5:23 PM
 
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