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

Want to Learn How to Care for Bees? UC Davis Offering Courses

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to bee-come a beekeeper and learn the ABC's of taking care of colonies? Think "A" for apiary; "B" for bees; and "C" for colonies. Here's how to join the ranks of California's estimated 11,000 backyard and small-scale beekeepers. Or, if you're...

Meet the Bugs at the California State Fair

Visitors wander in and out of the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. The 2017 fair ends July 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign at the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion, aka "Bug Barn," screams "Bugs, Stay Back!" A middle-aged woman takes the sign  literally. "What would you do if you saw THAT bug in our backyard?" she asks her daughter, about six years...

Behind the Bee Veil: Charley Nye

Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever wondered who's behind the veil?  The bee veil, that is. If you enroll in a beekeepers' course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, one of the instructors you're likely to meet...

Got Hives or Want Hives? Enroll in UC Davis Beekeeping Courses

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) with participants in a beekeeping course at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a beekeeper...or you want to advance your apiary skills? Or maybe there's "keeper" in the family and you want to give him or her a gift certificate that will fit nicely under the Christmas tree?  You're in good hands! The...

Honey, I've Found You! Open House on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 10

Before it's jarred, honey looks like this! The honey is at the top of this frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like honey and want to learn more about it, the place to “bee” on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 10 is the seventh annual Z Specialty Food Open House. It's scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its warehouse, 1250-A Harter Ave.,...

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