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Elizabeth Frost, The Bees, and The Fires

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle  credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

The wildfires that raged through California, crippling and/or destroying beekeepers' homes and their livelihoods are heartbreaking. One victim,...

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle  credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)
Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth
UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost (foreground), employed with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, transferring nucs in a holding yard. (Photo courtesy of Liz Frost)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost (foreground), employed with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, transferring nucs in a holding yard. (Photo courtesy of Liz Frost)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth
UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost worked at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost worked at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Heartbreaking Story of a Bee Scientist Who Lost Everything

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

It's heartbreaking. Beyond heartbreaking. Caroline Yelle, 28, owner of Pope Canyon Queens (PCQ) at 8307 Quail Canyon Road Quail Canyon Road,...

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.
A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

What You Need to Know About That Invasive Giant Hornet

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

It's good to see Washington State University Extension's newly published, updated fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa...

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)
This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)
Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)

Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Pest Management

About Those Asian Giant Hornets...

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity.  (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

The sensationalism. fear-mongering and general panic surrounding those Asian giant hornets, aka "murder hornets," detected last year in British...

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity.  (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)
An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity. (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

An Asian giant hornet from Blaine, Wash., to be published n the journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity. (Photo by Allan Smith-Pardo of the USDA)

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

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