BREAKING NEWS Potential PG&E power shutoff may impact nearly 54,000 customers Wednesday evening Full Story
SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Hobby Day & Honey Bee Festival

The Olivarez Honey Bees hosted their 11th annual Hobby Day & Honey Bee Festival in Orland Saturday.

Posted: Apr 6, 2019 11:35 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2019 9:29 AM

ORLAND, Calif.-- The Olivarez Honey Bees hosted their 11th annual Hobby Day & Honey Bee Festival in Orland.

It was a fun-filled, informative day as hundreds learned more about bee-keeping and the role of bees in our food chain. 

"Bees are so important, in agriculture to pollinate our crops especially our fruit trees, some of the nut crops some of the seed crops," said professional beekeeper, Randy Oliver.

Honey Bees have struggled with the Varroa mite virus picked up in the 1990s causing some decline in the bee population. Beekeepers are encouraging others to keep their own bees to fight the battle of bee loss.

"We want to help them to be successful and understand that you have to take care of bees and we don't like to see people just let them go in and I want to take care of them they need they need somebody to help them" said Ray Olivarez, owner of Olivarez Honey Bees Inc.

He goes on to say, "Bees are manageable for pollination there most efficient pollinator and so is very very important to our food chain and I don't know if people quite realize how vital to the world." 

Olivarez Honey Bees raise package bees and distribute them to partners across North America in trucks specially equipped to keep them cool and happy. Olivarez Honey Bees say they breed thier bees to be robust and healthy, as well as excellent pollinators and phenomenal honey producers.

Packages for their 2019 Hobby Day event are sold out but they will update their website if additional quantities become available. To access the Olivarez Honey Bees website CLICK HERE.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 879645

Reported Deaths: 16982
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2893666877
Riverside640751272
San Bernardino597791021
Orange570711410
San Diego52735853
Kern33448410
Fresno30051429
Sacramento24425468
Santa Clara23355378
Alameda22738433
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18157234
Stanislaus17341392
Tulare17120275
Ventura13901160
Imperial12475335
San Francisco11901133
Monterey1109183
San Mateo10810157
Santa Barbara9608119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8934129
Kings815983
Solano711774
Marin7019124
Madera488673
San Luis Obispo400932
Placer397852
Yolo307356
Butte301950
Santa Cruz270623
Napa188214
Sutter179612
Shasta172329
San Benito140314
El Dorado12834
Yuba125310
Mendocino110321
Tehama7748
Lassen7571
Lake67015
Glenn6393
Nevada5828
Humboldt5549
Colusa5456
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21515
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 91°
Oroville
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 89°
Paradise
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 91°
Chester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Red Bluff
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 95°
Willows
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 91°
Gusty winds, hot temperatures, and dry conditions are prompting a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger today. Gusty winds will keep fire danger high through the end of the week, but a welcome cooling trend is on the way in your extended forecast.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events