Why This UC Davis Course Is Sweet

Oct 17, 2017
Just how much do we know about honey?

"The bee hive is the ultimate home sweet home," Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center,  told the crowd at the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, held in early September at UC Davis.

She's right. Just as birds maintain a "home tweet home,"  honey bees and honey connoisseurs insist on a "home sweet home."

But how much do we know about honey? We know that European colonists brought the honey bee to Jamestown in 1622 and we know that a San Jose beekeeper brought the honey bee to California in 1853.

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