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UC Davis Wax-Working Class Sold Out, But Another One Planned Next Spring

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed enrolling in the “Wax Working, Honey and Hive Products,” a first-of-its-kind class offered Saturday, Dec. 7 by...

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Learn About Honey Bee Anatomy at UC Davis Class

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on

Consider the honey bee. Like all insects, it has a head, thorax and abdomen. But are you familiar with the rest of its anatomy? Here's an...

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on
The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Bee Classes Are 'The Bees' Knees'

A student in the UC Davis class,

If you want to bee-come a beekeeper, bee scientists at the University of California at Davis will oblige. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro...

A student in the UC Davis class,
A student in the UC Davis class, "Planning Ahead for Your First Hive," holds a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A student in the UC Davis class, "Planning Ahead for Your First Hive," holds a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive as the students gather around. (Photo by Kathy Katley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive as the students gather around. (Photo by Kathy Katley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive as the students gather around. (Photo by Kathy Katley Garvey)

Participants in the UC Davis class,
Participants in the UC Davis class, "Planning for Your First Hive," learn about the top bar hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participants in the UC Davis class, "Planning for Your First Hive," learn about the top bar hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis research assistant Bernardo Niño examines a frame. He is the educational supervisor for the California Master Beekeeper Program, which conducts bee classes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis research assistant Bernardo Niño examines a frame. He is the educational supervisor for the California Master Beekeeper Program, which conducts bee classes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis research assistant Bernardo Niño examines a frame. He is the educational supervisor for the California Master Beekeeper Program, which conducts bee classes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hive in the foreground is teeming with bees. In the background, students in a UC Davis class learn about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hive in the foreground is teeming with bees. In the background, students in a UC Davis class learn about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hive in the foreground is teeming with bees. In the background, students in a UC Davis class learn about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Become a Beekeeper: UC Davis Offering Classes

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Got hives? No, not yet? You can enroll in classes at the University of California, Davis, to learn how to keep bees and how to work your...

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Hobby Beekeepers in Urban Environments Should Limit Themselves to Two Hives

'Bee Man

Hobby beekeepers in urban environments should limit themselves to two hives, says apiculturist Norman Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at the...

'Bee Man
'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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