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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...

Hear the Buzz? UC Davis Celebration of Mead and Honey Coming Feb. 11

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

Hear the buzz? It's almost time to celebrate A, B, C (almonds, bees and crop pollination). But did you know that there's another celebration bee-ing hosted on Saturday, Feb. 11? And that you and your honey are invited? It's an event often billed as...

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:57 PM

February Promises to Be 'Honey of a Month' for UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the

February promises to be a "honey of a month" for the Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis. Thank the girls (the worker bees), the honey they produce, and visitors' yearnings to taste some of nature's delectable liquid gold. First on tap is the "World...

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