Christine Casey, educational program administration officer
So, you have planted a bee backyard, and also you’re taking a look at it and considering “Okay, now what?”
You may wish to register for a category on “I Planted a Bee Backyard: Now What?,” provided Saturday, Oct. 29 by the UC Davis Bee Haven, a part of the Division of Entomology and Nematology.
The category, taught by Christine Casey, educational program administration officer of the Bee Haven, is ready from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. within the Bee Haven, positioned on Bee Biology Highway, subsequent to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Analysis Facility. It additionally will probably be provided on-line. Registration for the category, which covers a lightweight breakfast and course supplies, is $50. Proceeds will assist the operation of The Haven.
Matters will cowl turf removing and weed management, greatest bee crops for brand spanking new gardeners, and turf vs. bee backyard upkeep. Enrollment is restricted to 25. To register, entry
A feminine inexperienced sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on cosmos. (Picture by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Casey additionally will train one other class, “Pruning the Bee Backyard,” 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 within the Bee Haven. Like the primary class, this will probably be hybrid class, each in-person and digital. “Bee gardens are all about flowers, and pruning The Haven’s crops is an important a part of creating ample flowers for our bees,” Casey stated. Matters will embody pruning methods and methods for a lot of plant sorts; the science and biology of pruning; and apply pruning methods in The Haven. To register, entry
UC Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the Division of Entomology and Nematology serves as the school director of the half-acre backyard, planted within the fall of 2019 below the path of interim division chair Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Häagen-Dazs was the first donor. (See timeline and historical past of the backyard.)
The backyard options artwork initiatives by the UC Davis Artwork/Science Fusion Program, co-founded and co-directed by the duo of entomologist/artist Diane Ullman, professor and former chair of the UC Davis Division of Entomology, and self-described “rock artist” Donna Billick of Davis. Billick created the 200-pound ceramic-mosaic bee sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, that anchors the backyard.
The Haven is open each day from daybreak to nightfall. Admission is free. For extra info entry the web site, Fb web page, Casey’s Bee Gardener weblog on the UC Agriculture and Pure Sources web site, the Instagram account or the Twitter account.