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WSU Video with UC Davis Connections: Selecting Methods for Honey Bee Breeding

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey of WSU, former of UC Davis, with a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a beekeeper or scientist and want to know more about bee breeding, you should access the newly produced video, "Selecting Methods for Honey...

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey of WSU, former of UC Davis, with a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey of WSU, former of UC Davis, with a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey of WSU, former of UC Davis, with a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Harry H. Laidlaw Jr., (left) father of honey bee genetics, with graduate student and later colleague Robert E. Page Jr.
Harry H. Laidlaw Jr., (left) father of honey bee genetics, with graduate student and later colleague Robert E. Page Jr.

Harry H. Laidlaw Jr., (left) father of honey bee genetics, with graduate student and later colleague Robert E. Page Jr.

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

A Grand Opening--And Bees Were Nowhere in Sight

Ready to cut the ribbon (from left) are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired  director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers;  and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.

It was a grand opening of the USDA-ARS bee research facility at the University of California, Davis, but the bees were nowhere in sight. That's...

Ready to cut the ribbon (from left) are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired  director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers;  and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.
Ready to cut the ribbon (from left) are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers; and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.

Ready to cut the ribbon (from left) are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers; and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.

And it's snipped!  From left are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired  director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers;  and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.
And it's snipped! From left are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers; and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.

And it's snipped! From left are almond pollination consultant Robert Curtis of Carmichael, retired director of agricultural affairs, Almond Board of California; Brad Pankratz of Can-Am Apiaries, Orland; Jackie Parks-Burris of Jackie Park-Burris Queen Bees, Palo Cedro and a past president of California State Beekeepers' Association; Darren Cox, Logan, Utah, past president of American Honey Producers; and Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers.

California State Beekeepers' Association members pose for a photo. From left are Steve Godlin, Jackie Park-Burris, Valeri Severson, Brad Pankratz, Buzz Landon, Brooke Palmer, and Trevor Tauzer.
California State Beekeepers' Association members pose for a photo. From left are Steve Godlin, Jackie Park-Burris, Valeri Severson, Brad Pankratz, Buzz Landon, Brooke Palmer, and Trevor Tauzer.

California State Beekeepers' Association members pose for a photo. From left are Steve Godlin, Jackie Park-Burris, Valeri Severson, Brad Pankratz, Buzz Landon, Brooke Palmer, and Trevor Tauzer.

The American Honey Producers Association with the ribbon. Wielding the scissors is Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers. The group later held a conference in Sacramento.
The American Honey Producers Association with the ribbon. Wielding the scissors is Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers. The group later held a conference in Sacramento.

The American Honey Producers Association with the ribbon. Wielding the scissors is Kelvin Adee of Bruce, S.D., president of American Honey Producers. The group later held a conference in Sacramento.

UC Davis-affiliated personnel pose with USDA personnel for a ribbon-cutting photo. From left are Charley Nye, UC Davis; Paul Pratt of USDA; Kevin Hackett of USDA; Anita Oberbauer of UC Davis; Eric Mussen of UC Davis; Robert Matteri of USDA; Neal Williams, Brian Johnson, Elina Niño  and Bernardo Niño, all of UC Davis; and Julia Fine and Arathi Seshadri, USDA.
UC Davis-affiliated personnel pose with USDA personnel for a ribbon-cutting photo. From left are Charley Nye, UC Davis; Paul Pratt of USDA; Kevin Hackett of USDA; Anita Oberbauer of UC Davis; Eric Mussen of UC Davis; Robert Matteri of USDA; Neal Williams, Brian Johnson, Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño, all of UC Davis; and Julia Fine and Arathi Seshadri, USDA.

UC Davis-affiliated personnel pose with USDA personnel for a ribbon-cutting photo. From left are Charley Nye, UC Davis; Paul Pratt of USDA; Kevin Hackett of USDA; Anita Oberbauer of UC Davis; Eric Mussen of UC Davis; Robert Matteri of USDA; Neal Williams, Brian Johnson, Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño, all of UC Davis; and Julia Fine and Arathi Seshadri, USDA.

Much collaboration, cooperation, and camaraderie is expected here at the newly opened USDA-ARS bee research facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.
Much collaboration, cooperation, and camaraderie is expected here at the newly opened USDA-ARS bee research facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.

Much collaboration, cooperation, and camaraderie is expected here at the newly opened USDA-ARS bee research facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis.

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Meet the President of the American Honey Producers

Beekeepers are gearing up for the California almond polination season, which usually starts around Feb. 14. Here, in this file photo, an industrious bee forages on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

January is cold in Bruce, S.D., where the average nighttime temperature dips to 3 degrees. Beekeeper Kelvin Adee, who hails from Bruce, isn't...

Beekeepers are gearing up for the California almond polination season, which usually starts around Feb. 14. Here, in this file photo, an industrious bee forages on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeepers are gearing up for the California almond polination season, which usually starts around Feb. 14. Here, in this file photo, an industrious bee forages on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeepers are gearing up for the California almond polination season, which usually starts around Feb. 14. Here, in this file photo, an industrious bee forages on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Wax-Working Class Sold Out, But Another One Planned Next Spring

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed enrolling in the “Wax Working, Honey and Hive Products,” a first-of-its-kind class offered Saturday, Dec. 7 by...

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Innovation, Natural Resources

Learn About Honey Bee Anatomy at UC Davis Class

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on

Consider the honey bee. Like all insects, it has a head, thorax and abdomen. But are you familiar with the rest of its anatomy? Here's an...

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on
The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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