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'All You Mead Is Love!' Enroll in UC Davis Online Course by Monday, June 1

A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle, a weed farmers hate but beekeeper, honey enthusiasts and mead makers love. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picture this: A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), an invasive weed that farmers absolutely hate but one...

A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle, a weed farmers hate but beekeeper, honey enthusiasts and mead makers love. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle, a weed farmers hate but beekeeper, honey enthusiasts and mead makers love. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on yellow starthistle, a weed farmers hate but beekeeper, honey enthusiasts and mead makers love. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Due to coronavirus pandemic precautions, the UC Davis mead courses are now online, and Mead Making 201 is scheduled June 22-23 and June 25-26. The deadline to register is June 1. (Photo courtesy of Honey and Pollination Center)
Due to coronavirus pandemic precautions, the UC Davis mead courses are now online, and Mead Making 201 is scheduled June 22-23 and June 25-26. The deadline to register is June 1. (Photo courtesy of Honey and Pollination Center)

Due to coronavirus pandemic precautions, the UC Davis mead courses are now online, and Mead Making 201 is scheduled June 22-23 and June 25-26. The deadline to register is June 1. (Photo courtesy of Honey and Pollination Center)

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Food, Health, Innovation

Another Casualty of the Coronavirus Pandemic: California Honey Festival

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic: the annual California Honey Festival, which was scheduled May 2 in historic downtown Woodland. This...

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Honey Bee (Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program) waves at the crowd at the 2019 California Honey Festival, while a curious youngster wonders what this is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting, compliments of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, is a popular activity at the California Honey Festival, but that will have to wait until next year. Third from left is Amina Harris, director of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. In the middle is beekeeper Sharon Schmidt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey
Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey "care packages." The family of Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, owns and operates the business. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Z Specialty Foods of Woodland kept busy at the first three California Honey Festivals. Now the company is offering honey "care packages." The family of Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, owns and operates the business. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, shown here with a bee frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, is a key part of the California Honey Festival. This year's event is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Mead Course: From Honey to Bottle in One Day

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Rome wasn't built in a day. But learning how to make mead? You can learn the process from "honey to the bottle all in one day" on Thursday, Jan. 23...

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)
Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

The Buzz Over Manuka Honey

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as

Oh, the squabble over what is--and what is not--manuka honey. The battle is far from sweet. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand and Australia,...

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as
A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as "the New Zealand tea tree" or bush. Manuka honey is from Leptospermum scoparium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for a Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi, a plant also known as "the New Zealand tea tree" or bush. Manuka honey is from Leptospermum scoparium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Health, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Honey, I Hardly Know Ya! (But I Will)

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You can travel to China, Thailand, Madagascar and Brazil to taste rare, international honeys. Or you can do taste, discuss and analyze that...

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey doesn't come from a jar you buy in a store; it comes from a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on Jupiter's Beard, Centranthus ruber, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation

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