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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.

Where Are All the Monarchs? Good News and Bad News

A monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) in September 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where are all the monarch butterflies? There's good news and bad news. First, the bad news: "An Epic Migration on the Verge of Collapse," wrote...

A monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) in September 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) in September 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) in September 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a female monarch butterfly was taken Sept. 14, 2016 in Vacaville. It was a good year for monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image of a female monarch butterfly was taken Sept. 14, 2016 in Vacaville. It was a good year for monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a female monarch butterfly was taken Sept. 14, 2016 in Vacaville. It was a good year for monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's Going On with the Monarchs?

A male monarch on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) on Aug. 30 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's going on with the monarchs? Our little pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif., usually draws dozens of them in the summer as they flutter...

A male monarch on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) on Aug. 30 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) on Aug. 30 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) on Aug. 30 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch butterfly nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. on Aug. 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch butterfly nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. on Aug. 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch butterfly nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. on Aug. 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch perches on the top of a  Mexican sunflower in an image taken Aug. 30 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch perches on the top of a Mexican sunflower in an image taken Aug. 30 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch perches on the top of a Mexican sunflower in an image taken Aug. 30 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

David James' Incredible Research on Migratory Monarchs

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer  journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly published research by entomologist David James of Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., in the Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society...

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer  journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male monarch, released by citizen scientist Steve Johnson of Ashland on Aug. 28, 2016, fluttered into Vacaville, Calif., on Sept. 5, a 457-kilometer journey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch, No. 6093, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia on Sept. 5, 2016. It traveled 457 kilometers from Ashland to Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feast! This migrating monarch from Ashland, Ore., sipped nectar from a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.
WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.

WSU entomologist David James, wearing a monarch t-shirt, with citizen-scientist inmates at Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Susan Cobey: Part of WSU Team That Is 'Building a Better Bee'

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

"Girls, where's your mother?” It's August, 2007 and bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research...

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.
WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.
WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.

A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of  Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)
A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)

A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)

UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are  Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.
UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.

UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:33 PM

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