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Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts a honey tasting on Saturday, April 21 as part of the UC Davis...

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just Buggin' You at UC Davis PIcnic Day

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Let's do the alliteration: Bugs at Briggs and bugs at the Bohart. That's what's on tap on Saturday, April 21 during the 104th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, when faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students in the Department...

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These
And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show Me the Honey--And They Did!

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." ...

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Yao Cai (left) of the Joanna Chiu lab and Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab, greet participants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate students Maureen Page (foreground) of the Neal Williams lab, and Patricia Bohls of the Elina Niño serve honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest  at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A poster describing many honey varietals drew a lot of interest at the honey tasting table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Show Me the Honey' and 'Show Me the Bugs' at UC Davis Picnic Day

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. They are, you know, everywhere. However, when the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 22, you'll find them primarily at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's exhibits...

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor at the Bohart Museum takes an image of a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, talks to visitors at a UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting is a popular event at UC Davis Picnic Day and is in the running for a special award, determined by popular vote. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, draws some 3000 to 4000 visitors during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM

The Day That Bugs Ruled

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you poked around all the bug exhibits during the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16, you probably came away thinking:  Bugs rule. In sheer numbers, diversity and special honors. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, home of nearly...

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew
A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew "oohs" and "aahs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew "oohs" and "aahs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret
A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret "Rei" Scampavia coordinated the exhibit at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret "Rei" Scampavia coordinated the exhibit at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM

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