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Posts Tagged: Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility

Did You Hear the Buzz?

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the 141st annual Dixon May Fair, held May 5-8, and saw the honey bee display in Madden Hall, you probably heard the buzz. In keeping with the theme, "Buzzing with Excitement," bees buzzed in the bee observation hives as fairgoers singled...

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Dixon May Fair 'Buzzing with Excitement'

Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forget about the birds and the bees. Just think about the bees. The 141st annual Dixon May Fair, California's oldest fair, is "Buzzing with Excitement," and that's the theme of the fair, which opens Thursday, May 5 for a four-day run. Fairgoers will...

Make Way for the New Beekeepers!

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology points to the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Make way for the new beekeepers! Or "beeks," as they fondly call themselves in the apiary industry. A short course on "Planning Ahead for Your First Hive" drew an enthusiastic group of prospective beekeepers last Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Harry H....

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:12 PM

For the Love of Honey Bees: Elizabeth Frost Now Back In Australia


Elizabeth "Liz" Frost, formerly of the University of California, Davis, is taking her love of honey bees back to Australia. She's the newly hired honey bee development officer, an Extension-like position, in the state of New South Wales. Frost left the...

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper...

UC Davis Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) explaining bee biology. At right is staff research associate Bernardo Niño, her husband. They will teach two short courses in September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to be a beekeeper...but you don't know where to begin.  You're in luck. Bee experts at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis, are planning two short courses or sessions in...

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8:23 PM

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