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So You Want to Become a Master Beekeeper...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a Master Beekeeper. You don't want to just keep bees, you want to devote your life to learning more about them and understanding them. And you want to engage in public service. “Any universal and immutable scale with which...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Oh, Honey!

The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, honey! Are you better than all the others? Make way for the Good Food Awards competition, opening July 6. This year is the second consecutive year for the honey category. Last year more than 50 beekeepers from throughout the United States entered...

The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jar of honey gleaming in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jar of honey gleaming in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jar of honey gleaming in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

When Bees Get in Trouble

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bees are incredibly good at picking up what's in their environment." So said Senior Extension Associate Maryann Frazier of Penn State when she addressed the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's seminar last Wednesday, April 2 in Briggs...

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Pro Bee, All the Way

Honey bee stinging Eric Mussen; note the abdominal tissue as she's pulling away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The folks who devote their entire lives to honey bees--how do they begin? Well, if you're Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturst at the University of California, Davis, it begins in childhood with a fascination for insects and the walks in the woods with...

Honey bee stinging Eric Mussen; note the abdominal tissue as she's pulling away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee stinging Eric Mussen; note the abdominal tissue as she's pulling away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee stinging Eric Mussen; note the abdominal tissue as she's pulling away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric Mussen speaking to visitors at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric Mussen speaking to visitors at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric Mussen speaking to visitors at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM

'Bee' is for Benefit

Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi a collection of his native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who celebrated the most? Homo sapiens or Apis mellifera?It was difficult to tell.The Celebration of the Bees, held June 18 at the hillside home of a Mill Valley resident, drew avid fans of honey bees and native bees (no, honey bees are not natives; the...

Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi a collection of his native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi a collection of his native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi a collection of his native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hillside hives at the Mill Valley home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hillside hives at the Mill Valley home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hillside hives at the Mill Valley home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hillside crowd listens to Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of UC Davis, talk about native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hillside crowd listens to Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of UC Davis, talk about native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hillside crowd listens to Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of UC Davis, talk about native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bur marigolds (Bidens ferulifolia) brighten the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bur marigolds (Bidens ferulifolia) brighten the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bur marigolds (Bidens ferulifolia) brighten the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM
 
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