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Why We Need to Push for Pollinator Protection

Entomologist May Berenbaum  photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 10th annual National Pollinator Week ends Sunday, June 25, and what an opportunity it's been to showcase our pollinators! As noted...

Entomologist May Berenbaum  photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist May Berenbaum photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist May Berenbaum photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists, all! May Berenbaum presented a seminar at UC Davis in May 2014 and while on campus, toured the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. With her (from left) are Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor; bee scientist and assistant professor Brian Johnson (back), and Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologists, all! May Berenbaum presented a seminar at UC Davis in May 2014 and while on campus, toured the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. With her (from left) are Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor; bee scientist and assistant professor Brian Johnson (back), and Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists, all! May Berenbaum presented a seminar at UC Davis in May 2014 and while on campus, toured the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. With her (from left) are Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor; bee scientist and assistant professor Brian Johnson (back), and Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Kate Frey: How to Attract Pollinators

Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic:

It's National Pollinator Week and you might be wondering where your pollinators are.  “I'd love to attract honey bees, bumble bees and...

Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic:
Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic: "Gardening for Bees, Beauty and Diversity." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Award-winning garden designer, author and pollinator specialist Kate Frey addresses a recent crowd at Annie's Annuals and Perennials. Her topic: "Gardening for Bees, Beauty and Diversity." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following her talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond, Kate Frey (center) answers questions and signs copies of her book,
Following her talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond, Kate Frey (center) answers questions and signs copies of her book,"The Bee Friendly Garden" (co-authored with Professor Gretchen LeBuhn of San Francisco State University). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Following her talk at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond, Kate Frey (center) answers questions and signs copies of her book,"The Bee Friendly Garden" (co-authored with Professor Gretchen LeBuhn of San Francisco State University). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the pollinator plants that Kate Frey recommends is the blanket flower, Gaillardia. Here a bumble bee, Bombus californicus, gives its approval. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the pollinator plants that Kate Frey recommends is the blanket flower, Gaillardia. Here a bumble bee, Bombus californicus, gives its approval. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the pollinator plants that Kate Frey recommends is the blanket flower, Gaillardia. Here a bumble bee, Bombus californicus, gives its approval. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed as one of Kate Frey's favorite pollinator plants. It's not only the host plant of the monarch butterfly, but other insects like it, too, including this leafcutter bee. This species is Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milkweed as one of Kate Frey's favorite pollinator plants. It's not only the host plant of the monarch butterfly, but other insects like it, too, including this leafcutter bee. This species is Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed as one of Kate Frey's favorite pollinator plants. It's not only the host plant of the monarch butterfly, but other insects like it, too, including this leafcutter bee. This species is Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee and honey bee share teasel in the pollinator garden of  Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee and honey bee share teasel in the pollinator garden of Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee and honey bee share teasel in the pollinator garden of Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The garden of Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland, is a showstopper.
The garden of Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland, is a showstopper.

The garden of Kate and Ben Frey, Hopland, is a showstopper.

'P' is for People, Partners and Pollinators!

It was a mix of pollinators and people at the Pollinator Pavilion during UC Davis Picnic Day. Graduate student Rei Scampavia provided the display in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see all the focus on National Pollinator Week, as typified by UC Davis graduate student/native bee ecologist Margaret "Rei" Scampavia...

It was a mix of pollinators and people at the Pollinator Pavilion during UC Davis Picnic Day. Graduate student Rei Scampavia provided the display in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It was a mix of pollinators and people at the Pollinator Pavilion during UC Davis Picnic Day. Graduate student Rei Scampavia provided the display in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a mix of pollinators and people at the Pollinator Pavilion during UC Davis Picnic Day. Graduate student Rei Scampavia provided the display in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the Pollinator Pavilion, UC Davis Picnic Day, could could get up close and personal with the pollinators in a zipped enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors at the Pollinator Pavilion, UC Davis Picnic Day, could could get up close and personal with the pollinators in a zipped enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the Pollinator Pavilion, UC Davis Picnic Day, could could get up close and personal with the pollinators in a zipped enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This poster by Rei Scampavia showcases the many species of pollinators.
This poster by Rei Scampavia showcases the many species of pollinators.

This poster by Rei Scampavia showcases the many species of pollinators.

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Our Bees Deserve The Best

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is National Pollinator Week and what better time to post some bee wisdom from Cooperative Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric...

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Tags: diseases (1), Eric Mussen (266), honey bees (352), malnutrition (2), National Pollinator Week (19), parasites (2), pesticides (14), pests (7), stress (1)

UC Davis Bee Garden to Mark National Pollinator Week

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost time to celebrate! Or cele-bee-ate! In observation of National Pollinator Week, the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology has...

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:12 PM

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