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 Ishai Zeldner, a beekeeper turned businessman, would have been proud. Zeldner, who died in 2018 at age 71, would have been proud to see...

These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. He documented his work on the bee boxes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A close-up of Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. He documented his work on the bee boxes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes in The Hive, Woodland. He documented his work on the bee boxes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ishai Zeldner loved starthistle honey; his business began with this varietal. Here a honey bee forages on a starthistle, a weed loved by beekeepers but hated by farmers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ishai Zeldner loved starthistle honey; his business began with this varietal. Here a honey bee forages on a starthistle, a weed loved by beekeepers but hated by farmers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ishai Zeldner loved starthistle honey; his business began with this varietal. Here a honey bee forages on a starthistle, a weed loved by beekeepers but hated by farmers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Nature Day Celebration: Pride of Madeira, Pride of The Hive

If you've recently visited the pollinator gardens at The Hive, a family business owned by Z Specialty Food, 1221 Harter Way, Woodland, you've...


"Queen Bee" Amina Harris of Z Specialty Food is also the executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Queen Bee" Amina Harris of Z Specialty Food is also the executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Josh Zeldner, nectar director at Z Specialty Food, stands by the bee-themed conference table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Josh Zeldner, nectar director at Z Specialty Food, stands by the bee-themed conference table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Josh Zeldner, nectar director at Z Specialty Food, stands by the bee-themed conference table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Liz Luu, formerly of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, serves as the marketing manager and the tasting room manager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Liz Luu, formerly of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, serves as the marketing manager and the tasting room manager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Liz Luu, formerly of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, serves as the marketing manager and the tasting room manager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wide-angle of The Hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wide-angle of The Hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wide-angle of The Hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee appears to be giving a
This honey bee appears to be giving a "high five" of approval as it forages on the Pride of Madeira. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee appears to be giving a "high five" of approval as it forages on the Pride of Madeira. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 5:01 PM
Tags: Amina Harris (81), bees (98), honey (44), Josh Zeldner (2), Liz Luu (2), mead (15), Nature Day (2), pollinator gardens (2), tasting room (1), The Hive (4), Woodland (5), Z Specialty Food (4)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Taste of Honey--and a Sip of Mead!

You may associate “tasting room” with wine in the Napa Valley, or olive oil in Fairfield, but now there's a tasting room in Woodland to...

The newly constructed HIVE, owned by Z Specialty Food, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)
The newly constructed HIVE, owned by Z Specialty Food, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)

The newly constructed HIVE, owned by Z Specialty Food, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)

Napa Valley has its wine tasting rooms, but Northern California now as a honey and mead (honey wine) tasting room at The HIVE, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)
Napa Valley has its wine tasting rooms, but Northern California now as a honey and mead (honey wine) tasting room at The HIVE, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)

Napa Valley has its wine tasting rooms, but Northern California now as a honey and mead (honey wine) tasting room at The HIVE, Woodland. (Photo by Elizabeth Luu)

Amina Harris, the self-described
Amina Harris, the self-described "Queen Bee" of her family-owned Z Specialty Food, is photographed in the tasting room of The HIVE.

Amina Harris, the self-described "Queen Bee" of her family-owned Z Specialty Food, is photographed in the tasting room of The HIVE.

Posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Honey, I've Found You! Open House on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 10

If you like honey and want to learn more about it, the place to “bee” on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 10 is the seventh annual Z...

Before it's jarred, honey looks like this! The honey is at the top of this frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Before it's jarred, honey looks like this! The honey is at the top of this frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Before it's jarred, honey looks like this! The honey is at the top of this frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some facts about bees, from the California State Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some facts about bees, from the California State Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some facts about bees, from the California State Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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