It is World Bee Day!
How did that come about?
One phrase: Slovenia.
The Republic of Slovenia, wealthy in beekeeping historical past, requested the United Nations to proclaim an annual World Bee Day, and following a three-year worldwide effort, the United Nations agreed to take action in December 2017.
So Could 20 is the annual World Bee Day.
“Slovenia LOVES bees and beekeeping and it looks as if California does, too!” says Wendy Mather, program supervisor of the UC Davis-based California Grasp Beekeeper Program (CAMBP). “There are 72 Apprentice Assistant and 93 Apprentice stage candidates vying for his or her CAMBP certification this yr! The ’22 season is buzzing.”
Mather factors out: “World Bee Day is a affirmation that we people respect and admire our dependence on one in all our favourite generalist pollinators, the honey bee, for a wholesome, numerous food plan. Bee well being equals human well being and we thank all our CAMBP volunteers for his or her service to humanity in serving to to lift consciousness of the significance of bee well being and science-based beekeeping. Our members are honey bee ambassadors and are dedicated to environmental stewardship.”
Cooperative Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology, is the founding director of CAMBP. The group has disseminated science-based beekeeping info by way of a community of skilled volunteers since 2016.
CAMBP’s imaginative and prescient is “to coach Apprentice, Journey and Grasp stage beekeepers to allow them to successfully talk the significance of honey bees and different pollinators inside their communities, function mentors for different beekeepers, and turn out to be the informational conduit between the beekeeping communities all through the state and UCCE employees,” in keeping with its web site.
Beekeepers and potential beekeepers can join lessons, which run from February by way of October. Upcoming lessons (many on-line however some in individual)
- Honey Bee Well being, Could 21
- All About Varroa, June 4
- Queen Rearing Fundamentals, June 11
- Pesticides, Colony Collapse Dysfunction, Analysis and Hope, June 18
- Wax Working, Honey and Hive Merchandise, July 9
- Superior Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee, Aug. 13
- Seasonal Honey Bee Colony Administration in Southern California, Sept. 17
- Broodminder: Apiary Expertise and Honey Bee Well being, Oct. 15
- Exploring Beekeeping in Individual on the South Coast Analysis and Extension Heart, Irvine, Oct. 22
That is it for the 2022 lessons. As well as, there’s an “Introduction to Mead” class supplied Nov. 5. Mead or honey wine, is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage.
Let’s hear it for the bees!