Bee-ing a Better Bee Gardener: Learning from Research

Pink and Yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Dr. Christine Casey, UC Davis

Event Date

Kleiber Hall, Room 3 UC Davis Campus

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!

Register here

Registration $50: includes continental breakfast and lunch

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"


7:30 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


Research Overview of the UC Davis Bee and Pollination Program

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


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


Effects of Neonicotinoids on Pollinators

Dr. Maj Rundlof, Department of Biology, Lund University


Great Garden Plants for Pollinators

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

11:45-12:30 Lunch


 UC Davis Honey Bee Haven Research Update

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


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

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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