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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

What's That Buzz? California Honey Festival

Hear that buzz? See those bees? Taste that honey?  When the California Honey Festival takes place Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 5...

The California Master Beekeeper Program will provide a bee observation hive at the California Honey Festival. Here a queen and her retinue can be seen through the glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California Master Beekeeper Program will provide a bee observation hive at the California Honey Festival. Here a queen and her retinue can be seen through the glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California Master Beekeeper Program will provide a bee observation hive at the California Honey Festival. Here a queen and her retinue can be seen through the glass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectar Director Josh Zeldner of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, is part of the annual California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nectar Director Josh Zeldner of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, is part of the annual California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectar Director Josh Zeldner of Z Specialty Food, Woodland, is part of the annual California Honey Festival. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Liz Luu, marketing manager of Z Specialty Food/The Hive, Woodland, will greet guests at The Hive following the California Honey Festival. Refreshments and live music are planned. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Liz Luu, marketing manager of Z Specialty Food/The Hive, Woodland, will greet guests at The Hive following the California Honey Festival. Refreshments and live music are planned. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Liz Luu, marketing manager of Z Specialty Food/The Hive, Woodland, will greet guests at The Hive following the California Honey Festival. Refreshments and live music are planned. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:21 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Yard & Garden

Mead Makers: Groundbreakers, Risk-Takers, and Trendsetters

They're described as "groundbreakers" and "risk-takers" and "trendsetters." They're known for their creativity. What they do, however, does not...

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on
Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

Beekeeper from Pioneering Family to Address UC Davis Honey Adulteration Symposium

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

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