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Sharing 'The Secret Life of Bees'

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where can kids learn beekeeping for free?" someone asked us last week. One of the ways is through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Who can join 4-H, which stands for head, heart, health and hands and which follows the motto, "making the best better?"...

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on
Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

4-H Isn't Just About Cows 'n Chickens, You Can 'Bee' All You Can 'Bee'

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youths who want to learn beekeeping might want to consider joining the 4-H program. Take, for example, the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Program. At the countywide annual Project Skills...

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown,  Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown, Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Ian Weber answers questions from evaluator JoAnn Brown, Suisun Valley 4-H Club project leader and community club leader. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to  evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H'er and beekeeper Miriam Laffitte explains wax moths to evaluator Bridget Stephens, a project leader in the Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Who Lives in the Hive? This 11-Year-Old 4-H'er Can Tell You!

Vaca Valley 4-H beekeeper Lexi Haddon Mendes responds to questions from her evaluators. In back is Kate Frenkel of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who lives in a honey bee hive? Eleven-year-old Lexi Haddon Mendes of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, who has been keeping bees for five years, can tell you. "Who Lives in the Hive?" was the title of her project at the recent Solano County 4-H...

Vaca Valley 4-H beekeeper Lexi Haddon Mendes responds to questions from her evaluators. In back is Kate Frenkel of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vaca Valley 4-H beekeeper Lexi Haddon Mendes responds to questions from her evaluators. In back is Kate Frenkel of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vaca Valley 4-H beekeeper Lexi Haddon Mendes responds to questions from her evaluators. In back is Kate Frenkel of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lexi Haddon Mendes, next to her display board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lexi Haddon Mendes, next to her display board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lexi Haddon Mendes, next to her display board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Hear that Buzz? Dixon 4-H'ers Are Caring for Their Bees

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 4-H Youth Development Program isn't just about cows and chickens. It's about other projects, too, from "A" to "Z." And "B." Don't forget the honey bees. Solano County's Tremont 4-H Club, Dixon, has just launched a beekeeping project, led by adult...

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evaluator Linda Layton of Sherwood Forest 4-H Club, Vallejo, talks to Ryan Anenson about his honey bee project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tremont 4-H Club member Ryan Anenson, a new beekeeper, answers questions from evaluator Barbara Forbes of the Suisun Valley 4-H Club at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fifteen-year-old beekeeper Ryan Anenson shared his knowledge about honey bees in this display board he crafted--and then answered questions from his evaluators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:56 PM

It's All the Buzz: 4-H'ers Learning How to Keep Bees

Nathaniel Haddon, 9, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, discusses bees at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nathaniel Haddon of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, is only nine years old, but he already knows more about honey bees than many adults do. He readily names the three castes: queen bee, worker bee and drone. He explains that the workers are all...

Nathaniel Haddon, 9, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, discusses bees at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nathaniel Haddon, 9, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, discusses bees at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nathaniel Haddon, 9, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville, discusses bees at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Nathaniel Haddon fielding questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Nathaniel Haddon fielding questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Nathaniel Haddon fielding questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Solano County 4-H Presentation Day evaluators Brenda Torres (left) and Cara Kent listen attentively. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Solano County 4-H Presentation Day evaluators Brenda Torres (left) and Cara Kent listen attentively. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Solano County 4-H Presentation Day evaluators Brenda Torres (left) and Cara Kent listen attentively. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:49 PM
 
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