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What Happens When Quizzical Kids Meet a Smiling Queen Bee

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're a little kid and there's a huge bee towering over you, what do you do? You do what comes naturally. Kids reacted differently toward the...

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper...Think Like a Bee, Not Like a Beekeeper

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to be a beekeeper, you must think like a bee, not like a beekeeper. So says beekeeper/journalist Kim Flottum, who has served as the...

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Beekeeper Program, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. She will be among those answering questions at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival: Show Me the Honey!

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! You'll see scores of honey varietals at the third annual California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 4. And you can sample...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño examines a frame in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Bernardo Niño, staff research associate III in the Elina Niño lab and educational supervisor with the California Master Beekeeper Program, will open hives, inside a screened tent, at the California Honey Festival. Festival-goers will see the queen bee, workers and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will "talk bees" at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, will "talk bees" at the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Honey of a Festival on Saturday, May 4

A honey bee packing blue pollen from the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the honey bee colony, you'll see a workforce like no other. You'll see nurse maids, nannies, royal attendants, builders, architects, foragers,...

A honey bee packing blue pollen from the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing blue pollen from the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing blue pollen from the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee in flight as it heads toward the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee in flight as it heads toward the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee in flight as it heads toward the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, resembles a red-ornamented Christmas tree when it's in bloom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, resembles a red-ornamented Christmas tree when it's in bloom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, resembles a red-ornamented Christmas tree when it's in bloom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bee Tent at the California Honey Festival Was All the Buzz

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the second annual California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, you probably heard the buzz. Or at least you saw...

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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