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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)

National Pollinator Week: Visit the UC Davis Bee Garden

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's celebrate National Pollinator Week. And what better time for the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology to host an open house than...

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described
A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described "rock artist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described "rock artist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Heaven in the Bee Haven

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant,...

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How Climate Change Affects Bees

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, by self-described

Have you ever wondered how climate change affects bees? Honey bees and native bees? You can find out Wednesday, Oct. 12 at a program on "Bees and...

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, by self-described
This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, by self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, by self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Head on Over to the Haven

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows a bee to haven visitor Lalibella Eaves, 6, of Quebec City, Canada. Her mother,  Valerie Fournier, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2003 and is now a professor at Laval University, Quebec City. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Head on over to the haven on Friday, May 6. That would be the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The occasion: It's National Public Gardens Day, as...

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows a bee to haven visitor Lalibella Eaves, 6, of Quebec City, Canada. Her mother,  Valerie Fournier, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2003 and is now a professor at Laval University, Quebec City. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows a bee to haven visitor Lalibella Eaves, 6, of Quebec City, Canada. Her mother, Valerie Fournier, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2003 and is now a professor at Laval University, Quebec City. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows a bee to haven visitor Lalibella Eaves, 6, of Quebec City, Canada. Her mother, Valerie Fournier, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2003 and is now a professor at Laval University, Quebec City. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Valerie Fournier shows her son, Phoenix Eaves, 9, the California golden poppies and insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The professor is taking a sabbatical and is based in the lab of UC Davis pollination ecologist Neal Williams. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Valerie Fournier shows her son, Phoenix Eaves, 9, the California golden poppies and insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The professor is taking a sabbatical and is based in the lab of UC Davis pollination ecologist Neal Williams. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Valerie Fournier shows her son, Phoenix Eaves, 9, the California golden poppies and insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The professor is taking a sabbatical and is based in the lab of UC Davis pollination ecologist Neal Williams. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees foraging in the haven on seaside daisies,  Erigeron glaucus
Honey bees foraging in the haven on seaside daisies, Erigeron glaucus "Wayne Roderick." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees foraging in the haven on seaside daisies, Erigeron glaucus "Wayne Roderick." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Through its
Through its "catch-and-release" program, visitors at the haven can get up close and personal to honey bees and other insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Through its "catch-and-release" program, visitors at the haven can get up close and personal to honey bees and other insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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