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The Bee Tent at the California Honey Festival Was All the Buzz

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the second annual California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, you probably heard the buzz. Or at least you saw the crowd circling Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of...

California Honey Festival: Bee-ing All It Can Bee

Miss Honey Bee, Benji Shade of Woodland Christian High School, takes a selfie with her teacher,  Jessica Hiatt at the inaugural California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland. This year's festival is Saturday, May 5.

You may not be able to get close enough to take a selfie with a honey bee foraging on your flowers, but you'll be able to take a selfie of a bee at the California Honey Festival. With the costumed bee mascot. Last year Benji Shade of Woodland Christian...

Why You Should Bee-Coming to the California Honey Festival

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's why you should bee-coming to the second annual California Honey Festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. Think fun, food, friends, family, and free. The honey-of-an-event--attendance is free--promises to be...

Why Those Multi-Tasking Honey Bees Have Nothing on Amina Harris

A honey bee in flight, as she adjusts her pollen load and cleans her tongue or proboscis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you can't chew gum and walk at the same time, think about the multi-tasking honey bee. Have you ever seen a worker bee engaging in three tasks simultaneously: flying, adjusting her pollen load, and cleaning her tongue? We recently spotted a honey...

Bumble Bees on the Move

A bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble bees stole the show during the Graduate Student Poster Research Competition at the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, themed "Keeping Bees Healthy." John Mola, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis Department of...

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