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Thank a Farmer, Thank a Beekeeper

Two honey bees want the same pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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 farmers for all the work they do to feed our nation--and the world. It's also time to thank a...

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Why Turning 40 Is a Bee-Boggling Event: Western Apicultural Society's Big Conference

Pointing out the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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 University of California, Davis for its 40th annual conference. So much to do. So much to hear. So much to...

The Buzz Behind the Bee

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)

What's the buzz behind the bee? The Western Apicultural Society, headed by president Eric Mussen of UC Davis, Extension apiculturist emeritus, wanted a unique bee T-shirt design for its 40th anniversary conference, set Sept. 5-8 at UC Davis. "We wanted...

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:27 PM

About Those Bee Hive Thefts

Honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. California now has a million acres of almonds, and each acre requires two colonies for pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"As bees vanish, bee heists multiply!" screamed a Feb 16th headline in The Washington Post. So true. For her news story, reporter Jenny Starrs interviewed "Bee Detective" Jay Freeman of the Butte County Sheriff's Office (he's a detective all year long...

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Oh, Honey!

The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, honey! Are you better than all the others? Make way for the Good Food Awards competition, opening July 6. This year is the second consecutive year for the honey category. Last year more than 50 beekeepers from throughout the United States entered...

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

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