Christine Casey, educational program administration officer of the UC Davis Bee Haven
The UC Davis Bee Haven, a part of the Division of Entomology and Nematology, will host two fall hybrid (on-line and in-person) programs: “I Planted a Bee Backyard: Now What?” and “Pruning the Bee Backyard.”
Christine Casey, educational program administration officer of the Bee Haven, will train the courses. The $50 registration payment for every class covers a lightweight breakfast and course supplies. Proceeds will assist the operation of The Haven.
The primary class, on “I Planted a Bee Backyard,” will happen Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. within the Bee Haven, situated on Bee Biology Street, subsequent to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Analysis Facility. Subjects will cowl turf removing and weed management, greatest bee vegetation for brand spanking new gardeners, and turf vs. bee backyard upkeep. Enrollment is proscribed to 25. To register, entry
The second class, “Pruning the Bee Backyard,” shall be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. “Bee gardens are all about flowers, and pruning The Haven’s vegetation is a vital a part of creating ample flowers for our bees,” Casey mentioned. Subjects will embody pruning methods and techniques for a lot of plant sorts; the science and biology of pruning; and observe pruning methods in The Haven. To register, entry
UC Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the Division of Entomology and Nematology serves the college director of the half-acre backyard, planted within the fall of 2019 beneath 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. A 200-pound ceramic-mosaic bee sculpture, Miss Bee Haven by Billick 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 Assets web site, the Instagram account or the Twitter account.