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Third Graders Learn About Pollinators

Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, explains the life cycle of bees to a group of third graders from Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

(June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week.) "How many species of bees are there in the world?" asks Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP), as she greets a group of third graders at the Häagen-Dazs Honey...

Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, explains the life cycle of bees to a group of third graders from Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, explains the life cycle of bees to a group of third graders from Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program explains the life cycle of bees to a group of third graders from Amador County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the third graders how to use a bee vacuum in a catch-and-release activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the third graders how to use a bee vacuum in a catch-and-release activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather (left) program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the third graders how to use a bee vacuum in a catch-and-release activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I can see the bee! There it is! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I can see the bee! There it is! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I can see the bee! There it is! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What kind of butterfly is this? The answer: Monarch! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What kind of butterfly is this? The answer: Monarch! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What kind of butterfly is this? The answer: Monarch! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP), tells the students she hopes to see them study entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP), tells the students she hopes to see them study entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP), tells the students she hopes to see them study entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Julia Wentzel introduced the concept of
Volunteer Julia Wentzel introduced the concept of "pollinator specialists" and engaged the students in creating a "pollinator." They then transferred "pollen" to different shaped flowers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Julia Wentzel introduced the concept of "pollinator specialists" and engaged the students in creating a "pollinator." They then transferred "pollen" to different shaped flowers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Robin Lowry, who managed the “Planting for Pollinators” and “Be a Beekeeper” station, displays a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteer Robin Lowry, who managed the “Planting for Pollinators” and “Be a Beekeeper” station, displays a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Robin Lowry, who managed the “Planting for Pollinators” and “Be a Beekeeper” station, displays a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Students placed
Students placed "pollinators" inside flowers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Students placed "pollinators" inside flowers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to take a photo! Don't say
Time to take a photo! Don't say "cheese!" Say "honey!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to take a photo! Don't say "cheese!" Say "honey!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matthew Hoepfinger, staff research associate in the E. L. Niño lab,  presented the live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matthew Hoepfinger, staff research associate in the E. L. Niño lab, presented the live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matthew Hoepfinger, staff research associate in the E. L. Niño lab, presented the live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hey, I'm a bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hey, I'm a bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hey, I'm a bee! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little beekeeper shapes a heart. Students took turns trying on the beekeeper protective suits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little beekeeper shapes a heart. Students took turns trying on the beekeeper protective suits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little beekeeper shapes a heart. Students took turns trying on the beekeeper protective suits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Buzz About Bees: UC Davis Apiculturist in 'Science Friday' Program May 24

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bee" sure to tune in Science Friday, the National Public Radio program, tomorrow (May 24) at noon to hear the buzz about honey bees. Guests will be Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Tom Seeley (right) of Cornell University chats with UC Davis Professor Neal Williams following Seeley's keynote address to the 2018 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Tom Seeley (right) of Cornell University chats with UC Davis Professor Neal Williams following Seeley's keynote address to the 2018 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Tom Seeley (right) of Cornell University chats with UC Davis Professor Neal Williams following Seeley's keynote address to the 2018 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What Happens When Quizzical Kids Meet a Smiling Queen Bee

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're a little kid and there's a huge bee towering over you, what do you do? You do what comes naturally. Kids reacted differently toward the adults who donned the California Master Beekeeper Program's queen bee costume at the third annual...

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, stands in front of the booth at the California Honey Fstival while a youngster gives her a quizzical look. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This little boy eagerly thrusts out his hand as he meets Ms. Queen Bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See my little buddy, Porky? This a meeting between a boy, his pig, and a towering bee. (Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you remove your head? This little boy was delighted when Ms. Queen Bee did. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, Let's Go Taste Honey!

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, let's go taste honey! Yes, you can do just that at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. It's free and family friendly. And one of the crowd favorites, meadowfoam, will be offered. Honey enthusiasts say it tastes like...

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26.  Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Become a Beekeeper: UC Davis Offering Classes

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Got hives? No, not yet? You can enroll in classes at the University of California, Davis, to learn how to keep bees and how to work your colonies. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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