Category Archives: State Regent’s Project

State Regent’s Oak Lea Project

Imagine yourself seated on a bench in a cool grove of oak trees.  In the background you hear the trickle of water flowing from a water feature.  As you inhale the scents from nearby Valencia orange trees and sweet olive … Continue reading

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“Vietnam War Memoirs as Written by California DAR Daughters” Now Available!

The California State Board of Directors is pleased to announce that State Regent Carol Jackson’s Project, the book entitled, “Vietnam War Memoirs as Written by California DAR Daughters,” is now available for purchase on Amazon.com in a printed version and … Continue reading

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Celebration of Phase II of the State Regent’s Project – Improvements and Enhancements to the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

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Friday, March 28 at University of California – Davis,  was a beautiful day to picnic with the bees under the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.  If you were one of the over one hundred-twenty DAR members and guests there … Continue reading

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Honey Bee facts by Buzz B. Bearkely – April 2014

This month, Buzz B. thought he would share some “honey bee” vocabulary. Pollen is the male germ cells produced by all flowering plants.  These cells are used for fertilization and the subsequent formation of embryos. Bees collect about sixty-six pounds … Continue reading

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LAST CALL – RSVP FOR LUNCH WITH THE BEES AT UC DAVIS

Reservations for the Lunch with the Bees event at UC Davis should be received by no later than Friday, March 14, at noon. Registration is now only available on the CSSDAR WebStore at: https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/california_state_soc/ To view the registration form with … Continue reading

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Bee Facts – March 2014 – By Buzz B Bearkely

Honey bees belong to a social society that works tirelessly and resourcefully to protect and maintain the hive. They work together and divide the labor between three types of bees.  In mid-winter, the bee colony can have about 7,000 bees, … Continue reading

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“LUNCH WITH THE BEES” EVENT REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE

Phase 2 of the State Regent’s Honey Bee Project will culminate with a celebration at the Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Bee Research Facility, University of California Davis, on Friday, March 28th, at 11: … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Facts – January 2014

Honey bees are not only vital to humankind, they are simply fascinating!  Check out these interesting facts: A honeybee’s wings beat about 11,400 times per minute, creating their distinctive buzz. Honey Bees can fly for up to six miles and … Continue reading

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Bee Facts – December 2013

Have you ever wondered what bees eat in the winter time in California?  I bet those of you who have planted bee friendly gardens know the answer!  After the crop pollination season is over, bees and other important pollinators are … Continue reading

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The Bee Facts – Brought to You By Buzz Bee Bearkely

The honey bee, scientific name apis mellifera, has been around for about thirty million years!  Honey bees are the only insects that produce food eaten by humans.  A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.  The … Continue reading

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State Regent Reveals Honey Bee Plight to De Anza Chapter

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State Regent Debra Jamison was guest and speaker on her honey bee research project at De Anza Chapter’s June luncheon meeting. State Historian Adele Lancaster and State Parliamentarian Mary Brown were also guests. De Anza attendees wore bee colors and … Continue reading

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CSSDAR MAKES THE NEWS!!

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The following article about the State Regent’s Project was published this week by the UC Davis News. You may also see the article in various newspapers around the state and in the one or both of the country’s “bee journals.” … Continue reading

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State Regent’s Project – Laidlaw Facility Research Update

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Prologue by Debbie Jamison, State Regent The following article was written by Kathy Keatley Garvey of the UC Davis Entomology Department. I called her in the fall of 2011 to inquire about bee research at the university. During our conversation, she … Continue reading

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State Regent’s Project Sales

The State Regent’s Projects for the 2012-2014 term support honey bee research, enhance honey bee environments, and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Phase I of the project will raise funds for the internationally-known Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee … Continue reading

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Bees The Honey Helper

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By: Rev. J. Furgeson I have often wondered – How did Papa know so many things?  It just seemed like there wasn’t anything that Papa didn’t know how to do on the farm. That was even more impressed upon my … Continue reading

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