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UC Davis Honey-Tasting Workshops Are the Place to 'Bee'

The late Jackie Gleason wasn't thinking about honey when he coined the catchphrase, "How Sweet It Is." But sometimes folks associate "sweet"...

A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

When Honey Is Not Honey

"Bee-free honey?" What? It's interesting that a company based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has announced plans to produce a "bee-free...

A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Honey! Look What UC Davis Is Offering in the Way of Mead and Honey Classes

One of my fondest memories of my beekeeper father: Mixing warm butter and golden honey and spooning it onto freshly baked (homemade) yeast...

A honey bee gathers nectar and pollen from a  pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathers nectar and pollen from a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathers nectar and pollen from a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honeycomb from a productive bee colony as soon through the glass of an observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honeycomb from a productive bee colony as soon through the glass of an observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honeycomb from a productive bee colony as soon through the glass of an observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, examines a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Center on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, examines a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Center on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, examines a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Center on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

In Celebration of the Bees

When Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen (1945-2022) was cleaning out his office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

This framed photo of an image, once  belonging to the late Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, shows an ancient rock painting from Zimbabwe. A beekeeper is using a smoker.
This framed photo of an image, once belonging to the late Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, shows an ancient rock painting from Zimbabwe. A beekeeper is using a smoker.

This framed photo of an image, once belonging to the late Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, shows an ancient rock painting from Zimbabwe. A beekeeper is using a smoker.

These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes displayed in The HIVE, Woodland, part of Z Specialty Food that he founded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes displayed in The HIVE, Woodland, part of Z Specialty Food that he founded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes displayed in The HIVE, Woodland, part of Z Specialty Food that he founded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

One More Look at California Honey Festival

One more look at the annual California Honey Festival, held Saturday, May 7 in downtown Woodland... They came to taste the honey,  learn about...

A crowd descends on the California Honey Festival, held last Saturday in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crowd descends on the California Honey Festival, held last Saturday in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crowd descends on the California Honey Festival, held last Saturday in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees inside a glassed-in observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees inside a glassed-in observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees inside a glassed-in observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Claire Tauzer of Tauzer Apiaries/Sola Bee Farms welcomes the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Claire Tauzer of Tauzer Apiaries/Sola Bee Farms welcomes the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Claire Tauzer of Tauzer Apiaries/Sola Bee Farms welcomes the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Donned in a bee costume, Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, drew scores of admirers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Donned in a bee costume, Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, drew scores of admirers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Donned in a bee costume, Wendy Mather, program manager of the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program, drew scores of admirers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

May I take your photo? Of course, you may!
May I take your photo? Of course, you may! "Queen Bee" Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, poses with a festival-goer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

May I take your photo? Of course, you may! "Queen Bee" Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, poses with a festival-goer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Uncle Jer" (Jer Johnson, far right) of Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show, shows festival-goers his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Uncle Jer" (Jer Johnson, far right) of Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show, shows festival-goers his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 4:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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