Posts Tagged: Kim Flottum
Honey Bees and the Hot Spell
Earlier this week the National Weather Service warned us about an excessive heat spell--"dangerous and record-breaking heat conditions" here in...
Honey bees at a water fountain at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So You Want to Be a Beekeeper...Think Like a Bee, Not Like a Beekeeper
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)
Thank a Farmer, Thank a Beekeeper
You may have missed it, but today (Thursday, Oct. 12) is National Farmers' Day. The day originated back in the 1800s as a way to recognize and thank...
Two honey bees want the same pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A new beekeeper examines a frame during a UC Davis honey bee course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño and her staff teach classes for the public. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Why Turning 40 Is a Bee-Boggling Event: Western Apicultural Society's Big Conference
Turning 40 can be mind-boggling. But it will be bee-boggling--all bee-boggling--when the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) meets Sept. 5-8 at the...
Pointing out the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor emeritus Norm Gary, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, kneels by his bee wrangling cluster. He spearheaded the founding of the Western Apicultural Society. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Buzz Behind the Bee
What's the buzz behind the bee? The Western Apicultural Society, headed by president Eric Mussen of UC Davis, Extension apiculturist emeritus,...
Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)