Posts Tagged: Extension apiculturist
Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'
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)
Remember "BSI: The Case of the Disappearing Bees?"
Remember the alarm, the anxiety and the agony when news first surfaced about colony collapse disorder (CCD)? Wikipedia defines CCD as...
Close-up image of cells in an abandoned hive; colony collapse disorder suspected. Note the bee antenna near the center. And the mold. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the slides in Eric Mussen's presentation on colony collapse disorder.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen briefly explained colony collapse disorder in this slide.
In this slide, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen explained what sparked the colony collapse disease fury.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.
Celebration of Life for Eric Mussen: Sunday, Aug. 28
A celebration of life for celebrated Cooperative Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, an internationally known 38-year California Cooperative...
Eric Mussen (far left) received the prestigious Founders' Award from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees at the 75th annual American Beekeeping Federation conference in Reno in 2018. With him are his wife, Helen, and close friends Christine and Gene Brandi of Los Banos. Gene, the 2018 president of the American Beekeeping Federation, presented him with the award.
Eric Has Left the Building
Remember when, following an Elvis Presley concert, an emcee would announce "Elvis has left the building"? That was to signal that Elvis would not be...
This was part of Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen's office, ready to be moved. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric Mussen with the UC Cooperative Extension 2013/2014 Outstanding Extension Distinguished Service Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In 2014, Eric and Helen Mussen, then president and vice president of the Western Apicultural Society, stand by a bee sculpture at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden on Bee Biology Road operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric Mussen being interviewed Feb. 29, 2008 by Good Morning America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric Mussen appears to be conducting an orchestra in this image, taken Sept, 24, 2007, but he is really making a point about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The 13 Bugs of Christmas, Revisited
It's time to revisit the "Thirteen Bugs of Christmas!" Back in 2010, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus) and yours truly of the...
"On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 5 golden bees." This is a cordovan bee; an image taken in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 11 queen bees piping." This image shows a queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)