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UC Davis to soon offer beekeeping courses

UC Davis to soon offer beekeeping courses

Courses touch on basic beekeeping, queen rearing, bee breeding. Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper or learning about beekeeping skills will soon have an opportunity to take a series of beekeeping courses at UC Davis’ Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility beginning on Feb. 13. The classes are public, which means that...

The California Aggie
UC Davis to soon offer beekeeping courses

UC Davis to soon offer beekeeping courses

Courses touch on basic beekeeping, queen rearing, bee breeding. Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper or learning about beekeeping skills will soon have an opportunity to take a series of beekeeping courses at UC Davis’ Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility beginning on Feb. 13. The classes are public, which means that...

Brown Thumb Mama
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

Aug 25, 2015
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

This summer marked our first year of beekeeping. We recently processed a couple of frames for their honey and wax, and I was surprised at how much honey we harvested. We got nearly a quart of honey from just one frame! The beeswax, however, was another story. The bees are... 

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Brown Thumb Mama
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

Aug 25, 2015
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

This summer marked our first year of beekeeping. We recently processed a couple of frames for their honey and wax, and I was surprised at how much honey we harvested. We got nearly a quart of honey from just one frame! The beeswax, however, was another story. The bees are... 

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Brown Thumb Mama
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

Aug 25, 2015
8 Uses for Beeswax Throughout Your Home

This summer marked our first year of beekeeping. We recently processed a couple of frames for their honey and wax, and I was surprised at how much honey we harvested. We got nearly a quart of honey from just one frame! The beeswax, however, was another story. The bees are... 

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Davis Vanguard
The Life that Sustains Us – Flying on the Wings of Pollinators

Aug 25, 2015
The Life that Sustains Us – Flying on the Wings of Pollinators

By Debra Chase “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left”. This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein and while there is scant evidence that he did indeed say this, there is, according to entomologists today, even less evidence that the...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Keeping Bees in the City: The Swarm

Keeping Bees in the City: The Swarm

Read about my first 30 days with backyard bees here. A few weeks ago, we woke up bright and early to work in the backyard. Hubby looked out the back window and exclaimed, “What the heck are the bees doing?!?” There was a huge cloud of bees flying around the... 

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Brown Thumb Mama
Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

Jul 17, 2014
Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

The conversation goes something like this: “You have BEES? In your BACKYARD?” Then I get the questions, all in one long breath: “Whatiftheystingthekids! Whatiftheygetinthepool! Whywouldyoudothat?” Well, it’s been a month now, and I am happy as a clam that I have bees in my backyard.  Hubby is still unconvinced. Some... 

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YubaNet.com
Best for Bees To Be Stay-At-Homes

Jul 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 - A world without bees would be a whole lot poorer – literally. In Denmark alone an additional 600 million to 1 billion Danish kroner are earned annually due to the work done by bees making honey and pollinating a wide range of crops from apples to cherries and clover.

Unfortunately, bees...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Fear the Beard!

Fear the Beard!

Beard of Honeybees (A Swarm)
Sometimes -- even vegetable garden bloggers can hit mental subject roadblocks. It happens to the best of us. And, in my case, it happens to the worst of us. I knew I wanted to write about bees. But you just can't put pen...

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