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Bee-ing a Better Bee Gardener: Learning from Research

Your Sustainable Backyard workshop
When Sep 23, 2017
from 07:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Kleiber Hall, Room 3 UC Davis Campus
Contact Name
Contact Phone (530) 752-6642
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Photo Credit: Dr. Christine Casey, UC Davis

Fundraiser for the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Garden


 The CCUH in partnership with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology are pleased to announce a workshop  for pollinators in the garden! Presentations will be on a variety of topics to help you learn more about how to be a better bee gardener based off the latest research. Workshop will include a visit to the Honey Bee Haven and pollinator plant sale with hard to find varieties!



7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

UC Davis Campus

Kleiber Hall, Room 3

(See Map Below for Details)

Free Parking!

Registration $50: includes continental breakfast and lunch  

** Register here ** 

**Please note, because of the level of instruction you should only plan to attend if you are a Master Gardener, 'keen' gardener, or have an introductory background knowledge to one of the following: entomology, botany, horticulture, or plant/insect morphology or taxonomy.

 1 hour of DPR CEU's available for "Effects of Neonicotinoids on Pollinators"


7:00 Check In: Pick up materials and enjoy coffee and a light breakfast

7:50 Welcome

        Dr. Dave Fujino, CA Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis

8:00-8:45 Research Overview of the UC Davis Bee and Pollination Program

         Dr. Elina L. NiñoDepartment of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis

8:45-9:30 The Role of Floral Traits and Microbial Inhabitants on Pollinator Attraction

        Dr. Rachel Vannette, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis 

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Effects of Neonicotinoids on Pollinators

       Dr. Maj Rundlof, Department of Biology, Lund University

10:45-11:45 UC Davis Honey Bee Haven Research Update

        Dr. Christine Casey, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis

11:45-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Great Garden Plants for Pollinators

       Ellen Zagory, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, UC Davis

1:30-3:00 Open House at Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Garden

       Questions and Answers with Dr. Christine Casey

       Pollinator ID Presentation

       Special Pollinator Plant Sale with hard to find varieties


Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis


Kleiber Hall Parking Directions

Parking Structure Address: 2 Dairy Rd. Davis, CA 95616


Traveling on CA-113 South:

1. Take exit 27 for Hutchison Dr. towards UC Davis

2. Turn left onto Hutchison Dr.

3. Turn left onto Dairy Rd. and into parking structure

Traveling on CA-113 North:

1. Take exit 27 toward UC Davis

2. Merge onto Hutchison Dr.

3. Turn left onto Dairy Rd. and into parking structure


Directions to Honey Bee Haven

Address: Bee Biology Rd. Davis, CA 95616


From Parking Structure:

1. Head south on Dairy Rd. toward Hutchison Dr.

2. Turn right onto Hutchison Dr.

3. At the traffic circle, take 1st exit and stay on Hutchison Dr.

4. At 2nd traffic circle, take 3rd exit and stay on Hutchison Dr.

5. Turn left onto Hopkins Rd.

6. Turn left onto Bee Biology Rd.


For more information, please call (530) 752-6642 or email CCUH Program Manager Eileen Hollett at 



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