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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

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

California Honey Festival Helps Takes the Sting Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The California Honey Festival helped take the sting out of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-year hiatus, the festival buzzed with life last...

CAMBP member Peter Kritscher (pictured) of Walnut Creek brought his bee observation hive to the California Master Beekeeper Program's exhibit area. This one contained all worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAMBP member Peter Kritscher (pictured) of Walnut Creek brought his bee observation hive to the California Master Beekeeper Program's exhibit area. This one contained all worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP member Peter Kritscher (pictured) of Walnut Creek brought his bee observation hive to the California Master Beekeeper Program's exhibit area. This one contained all worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP member John Johnson of Carmichael, answers questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAMBP member John Johnson of Carmichael, answers questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP member John Johnson of Carmichael, answers questions about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karen Kiyo of Berkeley, member of the California Master Beekeeper Program, shares a laugh at the CAMBP educational table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Karen Kiyo of Berkeley, member of the California Master Beekeeper Program, shares a laugh at the CAMBP educational table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karen Kiyo of Berkeley, member of the California Master Beekeeper Program, shares a laugh at the CAMBP educational table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP members Peter Schumacher and his wife, Barbara, of San Ramon, chat in front of a bee poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAMBP members Peter Schumacher and his wife, Barbara, of San Ramon, chat in front of a bee poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP members Peter Schumacher and his wife, Barbara, of San Ramon, chat in front of a bee poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP member Angie Nowicki of Rohnert Park  kept busy crafting wildflower seed balls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAMBP member Angie Nowicki of Rohnert Park kept busy crafting wildflower seed balls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

CAMBP member Angie Nowicki of Rohnert Park kept busy crafting wildflower seed balls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, donned a bee costume to greet guests. Luz Torres (pictured) of Woodland adored  the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, donned a bee costume to greet guests. Luz Torres (pictured) of Woodland adored the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, donned a bee costume to greet guests. Luz Torres (pictured) of Woodland adored the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The children's activities area of the California Master Beekeeper Program proved popular. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The children's activities area of the California Master Beekeeper Program proved popular. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The children's activities area of the California Master Beekeeper Program proved popular. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, explained her honey flavor wheel and offered honey samples. She is a co-founder of the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, explained her honey flavor wheel and offered honey samples. She is a co-founder of the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, explained her honey flavor wheel and offered honey samples. She is a co-founder of the California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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