Posts Tagged: James Nieh
UC Network Formed to Strengthen Honey Bee Health and Crop Pollination
It's good to see the University of California's Office of the President award a three-year $900,000 grant to four UC Davis campuses to establish a...
A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Zeroing in on the Deadly Game Between Honey Bees and Their Predators
If you're around honey bees, you've seen their predators: crab spiders, orb weavers, praying mantids, birds and more. It's a tough world out there...
A crab spider nails a honey bee while another honey bee watches. This image, on bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis, was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ever seen honey bees engaging in washboarding? It's a behavior so named because they look as if they're scrubbing clothes on a washboard or...
Honey bees engaging in washboarding behavior with "rocking" or up-and-down movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Foragers flying back to the hive as their sisters engage in washboarding activity on the wall, or what Susan Cobey calls "sweeping the front porch." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Why Honey Bees Stop the (Waggle) Dancing
A honey bee foraging in a lavender patch encounters a jumping spider and narrowly avoids becoming prey.HB returns to the hive only to notice a sister...
Honey bee head-butts her dancing sister to warn of danger. (Photo Courtesy of James Nieh)
Jumping spider waiting for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)