Karen Kiyo’s pooch, Django, helped greet the group at an academic sales space staffed by members of the California Grasp Beekeeper Program. (Photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California Honey Pageant helped take the sting out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a two-year hiatus, the competition buzzed with life final Saturday, Could 7 in downtown Woodland as guests delighted within the bees, honey, music, meals, arts and crafts, and youngsters’s actions. An estimated 40,000 attended, in keeping with co-founder Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Middle on the Robert Mondavi Institute.
The UC Davis-based California Grasp Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) drew scores of holiday makers asking questions concerning the bee remark hive introduced by CAMBP member Peter Kritscher of Walnut Creek. CAMBP member Karen Kiyo of Berkeley fielded questions concerning the life cycle of bees, as her canine, Django, sporting a colourful cone, sat at her ft. Angie Nowicki of Rohnert Park saved busy making wildflower seed balls for kids to take residence and plant as a method to assist bees and different pollinators. Additionally within the youngsters’s exercise heart, youths made bee-themed headgear.
Wendy Mather, program supervisor of CAMBP, donned a bee costume to greet the group. Children rushed as much as her, adults took images, and a minimum of one canine, a bulldog named Bentley, barked at her.
A lot happiness. So many reminiscences. A lot enjoyable.
The California Honey Pageant, launched in 2017, goals to encourage “folks of all ages to guard and rejoice bees and different pollinators,” Harris mentioned. Some 100 distributors rented area.
UC Davis contributors included: