Posts Tagged: Eric Mussen
Have you read the excessive heat warnings and the guidelines to prevent heat illnesses as triple-digit temperatures hold us hostage in Yolo and...
As temperatures soar, feral honey bees engage in bearding to reduce the heat load inside. These bees are in a sycamore tree on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees buzz in and out of their colony inside a sycamore tree on the UC Davis campus. Bee bearding helps reduce the heat load inside. Honey bee colonies require a temperature of 94 degrees for the developing brood. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Christmas season isn't the same without University of California Cooperative Extension apiculturist emeritis Eric Mussen, who died June 3...
The five gold rings became five golden bees. Here's one of the golden bees, a Cordovan, a subspecies of the Italian. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and worker bees. On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 deathwatch beetles drumming, 11 queen bees piping, 10 locusts leaping, 9 mayflies dancing, 8 ants a'milking aphids, 7 boatmen swimming, 6 lice a'laying, 5 golden bees, 4 calling cicadas, 3 French flies, 2 tortoise beetles and a psyllid in a pear tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
He cared for the honey bees, the beekeepers cared about him, and the California State Beekeepers' Association (CSBA) won't forget...
Some 150 people attended the Eric Mussen Memorial Luncheon hosted by the California State Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Brooke Palmer)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (foreground at right) helped coordinate the CSBA luncheon memorializing Eric Mussen. A member of the UC Davis faculty since 2014, she is also the director of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Brooke Palmer)
In this 2017 image, Eric Mussen, co-founder and a six-term president of the Western Apicultural Society poses with his wife, Helen, by the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," that anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. The 2017 WAS convention took place at its birthplace, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen (1945-2022) was cleaning out his office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and...
This framed photo of an image, once belonging to the late Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, shows an ancient rock painting from Zimbabwe. A beekeeper is using a smoker.
These are Ishai Zeldner's bee boxes displayed in The HIVE, Woodland, part of Z Specialty Food that he founded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
On Labor Day, a federal holiday, we celebrate the our country's labor movement, our gratitude, and our achievements. But there is no Labor Day...
Worker bees are aptly named. They comprise most of the bees in the colony and do most of the work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This aging worker bee is all tattered and torn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Foraging can be dangerous. Here a praying mantis has just nabbed a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)