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

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

Billy Synk: Director of PAm's Pollination Programs

Former UC Davis staff research associate/beekeeper Billy Synk, shown in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, has been named the director of Pollination Programs for Project Apis m. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's National Pollinator Week and there's exciting news on the horizon. Staff research associate Billy Synk of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis, has been named director of Pollination...

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 5:05 PM

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