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Artist Mark Rivera: He Made His Mark and His Mark Was Magical

UC Davis entomology professor/artist Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera work on installing an art project at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

His name was Mark and he made his mark and his mark was magical. We remember when professional ceramic- mosaic artist Mark Rivera of Davis joined...

UC Davis entomology professor/artist Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera work on installing an art project at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology professor/artist Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera work on installing an art project at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology professor/artist Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera work on installing an art project at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flurry of artist hands: Mark Rivera, Diane Ullman and Donna Billick installing art at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flurry of artist hands: Mark Rivera, Diane Ullman and Donna Billick installing art at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flurry of artist hands: Mark Rivera, Diane Ullman and Donna Billick installing art at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artists installing the 2013 projects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road pause for a photo. From left are Donna Billick, Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Artists installing the 2013 projects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road pause for a photo. From left are Donna Billick, Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artists installing the 2013 projects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road pause for a photo. From left are Donna Billick, Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These planters grace the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These planters grace the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These planters grace the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tower of Jewels: Christmas in May?

Honey bees can't get enough of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. The plant yields both nectar and pollen. The pollen is blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christmas in May? When it's in full bloom, the aptly named "tower of jewels," Echium wildpretii, which can tower as high as 10 feet, looks...

Honey bees can't get enough of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. The plant yields both nectar and pollen. The pollen is blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees can't get enough of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. The plant yields both nectar and pollen. The pollen is blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees can't get enough of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. The plant yields both nectar and pollen. The pollen is blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee peers through the blossoms of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee peers through the blossoms of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee peers through the blossoms of the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Veterinarians Registering Now for UC Davis-OSU Honey Bee Health Course

Inside a hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a veterinarian or a veterinary technician in California or Oregon, then you'll want to register for a free online bee biology...

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

Inside a hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Mead Makers: Groundbreakers, Risk-Takers, and Trendsetters

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on

They're described as "groundbreakers" and "risk-takers" and "trendsetters." They're known for their creativity. What they do, however, does not...

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on
Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Like to learn secrets of making mead from award-winning mead makers? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center will host a two-day course May 21-22 on "Mead: Getting Creative." (Image courtesy of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center)

Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

Beekeeper from Pioneering Family to Address UC Davis Honey Adulteration Symposium

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Imagine being a dedicated beekeeper with a family business dating back to 1894. That's 127 years of working with the bees. Master Beekeeper...

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

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