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What Happens When Quizzical Kids Meet a Smiling Queen Bee

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're a little kid and there's a huge bee towering over you, what do you do? You do what comes naturally. Kids reacted differently toward the adults who donned the California Master Beekeeper Program's queen bee costume at the third annual...

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, Let's Go Taste Honey!

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, let's go taste honey! Yes, you can do just that at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. It's free and family friendly. And one of the crowd favorites, meadowfoam, will be offered. Honey enthusiasts say it tastes like...

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26.  Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Become a Beekeeper: UC Davis Offering Classes

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Got hives? No, not yet? You can enroll in classes at the University of California, Davis, to learn how to keep bees and how to work your colonies. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for the International Pollinator Conference at UC Davis?

A male longhorned bee,Melissodes, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's still plenty of time to register for the seventh annual International Pollinator Conference, set Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center. The conference, themed “Multidimensional Solutions to...

A male longhorned bee,Melissodes, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male longhorned bee,Melissodes, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male longhorned bee,Melissodes, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:41 PM

Bee There! Registration for International Pollnation Conference at UC Davis Now Open

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's official. Registration for the seventh annual International Pollinator Conference, billed Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center, is now underway. You can register online on the UC Davis Honey and...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee, Megachile, forages on a rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leafcutter bee, Megachile, forages on a rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee, Megachile, forages on a rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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