Beekeeper Brian Fishback a volunteer at the Harry H Laidlaw Jr Honey Bee Research Facility UC Davis shows American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine the ldquoMiss Beehavenrdquo bee sculpture that anchors the garden next to the research facility Morphologically correct the bee sculpture is by artist Donna Billick of Davis Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Beekeeper Brian Fishback, a volunteer at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, shows American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine the “Miss Beehaven” bee sculpture that anchors the garden next to the research facility. Morphologically correct, the bee sculpture is by artist Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photos — Alyssa Fine reigns as honey bee queen

Alyssa Fine, a 2010 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management, is spending 11 days in California, one of some 23 states on her itinerary during her yearlong role as the American Honey Bee Queen.

For complete story, see: Honey queen spreads beekeeping gospel [2]