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In the Shift from Nurse Bees to Foragers...

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever thought about the honey bee colony, the transition of nurse bees to foragers? What all is involved? There's exciting news today out of...

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Just inTime for Pollinator Week

This macro image of a Ceratina bee is the work of Sam Droege of the bee inventory and monitoring program, the U.S. Geological Survey. This image is part of the public domain.

Just in time for Pollinator Week. The wild bee research co-authored by 58 bee scientists and published today (June 16) in Nature Communications is...

This macro image of a Ceratina bee is the work of Sam Droege of the bee inventory and monitoring program, the U.S. Geological Survey. This image is part of the public domain.
This macro image of a Ceratina bee is the work of Sam Droege of the bee inventory and monitoring program, the U.S. Geological Survey. This image is part of the public domain.

This macro image of a Ceratina bee is the work of Sam Droege of the bee inventory and monitoring program, the U.S. Geological Survey. This image is part of the public domain.

This is a female sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a female sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a female sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Smell Like a Bee

Questions about the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor), enemies of honey bees, are often asked at the Linnaean Games. This varroa is on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)Mite on drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly published research by a Michigan State University-led team indicates that one of the reasons why the varroa mite is so destructive is...

Questions about the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor), enemies of honey bees, are often asked at the Linnaean Games. This varroa is on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)Mite on drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Questions about the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor), enemies of honey bees, are often asked at the Linnaean Games. This varroa is on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)Mite on drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mite on drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite is visible on this forager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite is visible on this forager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite is visible on this forager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:02 PM

An Un-bee-lievably Generous Gift

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

What an un-bee-lievably generous gift! Debra Jamison, state regent of the California State Society of the Daughters of the American...

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.
Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.
DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.

DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road. DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

All About Honey Bee Colony Health

Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

(Editor's Note: Due to the government shutdown, this seminar has been cancelled.) It's a topic we've all been waiting for: "Honey Bee Health and...

Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mite on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mite on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mite on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM
 
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