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Why This UC Davis Course Is Sweet

Home is where the bees are. A beekeeper at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"The bee hive is the ultimate home sweet home," Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center,  told the crowd at the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, held in early September at UC Davis. She's right. Just...

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Show Me the Honey: From Your Bees!

A honey bee foraging on star thistle, Centaurea solstitialis. It's an invasive weed but makes great honey, beekeepers and honey connoisseurs say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Imagine watching your honey bees gathering nectar from star thistle--which some beekeepers claim makes the best honey. (Yes, Centaurea solstitialis is an invasive weed. The love-hate relationship runs deep; farmers and environmentalists hate it;...

A Honey of a Festival, and an Inaugural Festival at That!

Apis Inlusio, a sculpture art car designed to look like a bee, drew thousands of onlookers. Part of the 2013 Burning Man Festival, it is  based in San Francisco.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was indeed a honey of a festival. When the inaugural California Honey Festival buzzed into Woodland on Saturday, May 6, organizers figured attendance might total around 3,000. No. It did not. It tallied about 20,000, according to organizer Amina...

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Steve Sheppard: Keynote Speaker at UC Davis Bee Symposium

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know how to keep your bees healthy or do you want to learn more about bees? Registration for the third annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, "Keeping Bees Healthy," set Sunday, May 7 in the UC Davis Conference Center, gets underway on Wednesday, March...

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:04 PM

It's a Honey of a Festival

A frame from a hive. The California Honey Festival will feature honey, mead, bees, speakers, live music, a kids' zone, and arts and crafts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's going to be a honey of a festival. Truly. And Amina Harris would love it if you're interested in participating in this event or volunteering. Harris directs the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food...

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