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Upcoming UC Davis Course: How to Monitor, Mitigate and Manage Varroa Mites

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

If you're a beekeeper or plan to be a beekeeper, you're aware of Public Enemy No. 1. That would be the varroa mite, Varroa destructor, an...

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

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

A varroa mite-infestation on a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite-infestation on a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite-infestation on a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite on a worker bee that is nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite on a worker bee that is nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite on a worker bee that is nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A vial containing varroa mites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A vial containing varroa mites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A vial containing varroa mites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If Varroa Mites Are Bugging You...Coming Soon: UC Davis Course and WAS Presentation

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a beekeeper and varroa mites are bugging you--to the point whether you wonder if you're keeping bees or the varroa mites are keeping you--...

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:12 PM

A Honey of a Day--And It Gets Better!

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows a frame to her class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saturday, Aug. 19 promises to be a honey of a day--in more ways than one! And it gets better! It's National Honey Bee Day or National Honey Bee...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows a frame to her class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows a frame to her class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows a frame to her class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Students take notes as Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Students take notes as Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Students take notes as Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Gene Brandi, Speaker at WAS Conference: Managing Honey Bees in California

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites--considered the No. 1 enemy of beekeepers--will be among the topics discussed when Gene Brandi of Los Banos, Calif., president of the...

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM

A Buggy Kind of Christmas: A Poem Revisited

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a buggy kind of Christmas. Mussen/Garvey style.You've heard "The 12 Days of Christmas," beginning with a single "partridge in a pear tree" and...

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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