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Beekeeper from Pioneering Family to Address UC Davis Honey Adulteration Symposium

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Imagine being a dedicated beekeeper with a family business dating back to 1894. That's 127 years of working with the bees. Master Beekeeper...

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

Blessed Are the Bees

The honey bees swarmed last week to the entrance to the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blessed are the bees. When honey bees swarmed last week at the entrance to the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Vacaville, the site seemed quite...

The honey bees swarmed last week to the entrance to the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bees swarmed last week to the entrance to the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bees swarmed last week to the entrance to the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vacaville beekeeper Alyssa Hunt, 13, with a box for the bees. The queen, however, was not in the cluster--just her pheromone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vacaville beekeeper Alyssa Hunt, 13, with a box for the bees. The queen, however, was not in the cluster--just her pheromone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vacaville beekeeper Alyssa Hunt, 13, with a box for the bees. The queen, however, was not in the cluster--just her pheromone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Veteran beekeeper Craig Hunt raises a frame to the site where the small cluster was. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Veteran beekeeper Craig Hunt raises a frame to the site where the small cluster was. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Veteran beekeeper Craig Hunt raises a frame to the site where the small cluster was. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A drone hanging out by the cluster, waiting for his sisters to feed him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A drone hanging out by the cluster, waiting for his sisters to feed him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A drone hanging out by the cluster, waiting for his sisters to feed him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bees may have swarmed from what appears to be a permanent colony in the bell tower of the Epipany Episcopal Church. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bees may have swarmed from what appears to be a permanent colony in the bell tower of the Epipany Episcopal Church. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bees may have swarmed from what appears to be a permanent colony in the bell tower of the Epipany Episcopal Church. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Food, Natural Resources

Lovin' the Fava Beans

A honey bee heads for fava bean blossoms. Note the silver-gray pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Every time we see honey bees pollinating fava bean blossoms, we think of actor Anthony Hopkins. Remember that malevolent scene in the...

A honey bee heads for fava bean blossoms. Note the silver-gray pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for fava bean blossoms. Note the silver-gray pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for fava bean blossoms. Note the silver-gray pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Success! A honey bee foraging on a fava bean blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Success! A honey bee foraging on a fava bean blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Success! A honey bee foraging on a fava bean blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 5:05 PM
Tags: fava beans (5), favism (1), honey bees (384)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Yard & Garden

A Honey Bee 'High Five'

A honey bee gives a

"Honey bees contribute nearly $20 billion to the value of U.S. crop production," according to the American Beekeeping Federation's Pollination Facts....

A honey bee gives a
A honey bee gives a "high five." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gives a "high five." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Program: Learning About the Diversity of Life

This sculpture of a worker bee anchors the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Titled

It's science-based and it's family friendly.  And it's where you can learn more about honey bees, orchid bees, Asian giant hornets, nematodes,...

This sculpture of a worker bee anchors the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Titled
This sculpture of a worker bee anchors the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Titled "Miss Bee Haven," it is by Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This sculpture of a worker bee anchors the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Titled "Miss Bee Haven," it is by Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a velvet tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and a velvet tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a velvet tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ernesto Sandoval of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory checks out a cacao tree, also called
Ernesto Sandoval of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory checks out a cacao tree, also called "a chocolate tree." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ernesto Sandoval of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory checks out a cacao tree, also called "a chocolate tree." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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