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The Art of the Bee

Thought for the day... Every time we see a honey bee "posing perfectly" on a Gaillardia, commonly known as blanket flower, we think of a quote by...

A honey bee on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Rob Page: The Student, The Professor, The Scientist, The Administrator, The Legend

Internationally known honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page, Jr. is spotlighted in the current issue of American Entomologist in Marlin...

Internationally known honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. checks out a swarm in Arizona.
Internationally known honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. checks out a swarm in Arizona.

Internationally known honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. checks out a swarm in Arizona.

Rob Page, as a doctoral student at UC Davis, with his doctoral research mentor, Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Page received his doctorate in 1980. (Photo by Ron Stecker)
Rob Page, as a doctoral student at UC Davis, with his doctoral research mentor, Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Page received his doctorate in 1980. (Photo by Ron Stecker)

Rob Page, as a doctoral student at UC Davis, with his doctoral research mentor, Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Page received his doctorate in 1980. (Photo by Ron Stecker)

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 4:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Jay Rosenheim: Exemplary Teacher, Mentor and Researcher

"Jay Rosenheim joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty in 1990. He received his bachelor of science degree from UC Davis in 1983 with a...

Jay Rosenheim engaged in research at the Jepson Prairie Preserve in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jay Rosenheim engaged in research at the Jepson Prairie Preserve in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jay Rosenheim engaged in research at the Jepson Prairie Preserve in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Jay Rosenheim holds the interest of his students. (Photo taken in 2018 by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Distinguished Professor Jay Rosenheim holds the interest of his students. (Photo taken in 2018 by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Jay Rosenheim holds the interest of his students. (Photo taken in 2018 by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 8:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Water Girls

If you're struggling with triple-digit temperatures, think about the honey bees. They need to collect water for their colony to cool the hive so...

A honey bee, its proboscis extended, collects water from the edges of a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, its proboscis extended, collects water from the edges of a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, its proboscis extended, collects water from the edges of a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For worker bees: Two's company, three's a crowd, and four is a work party. Bees collecting water from a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
For worker bees: Two's company, three's a crowd, and four is a work party. Bees collecting water from a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For worker bees: Two's company, three's a crowd, and four is a work party. Bees collecting water from a birdbath. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'The Water Girls'--six of them--collecting water at a Vacaville birdbath. Note the absence of  birds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
'The Water Girls'--six of them--collecting water at a Vacaville birdbath. Note the absence of birds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'The Water Girls'--six of them--collecting water at a Vacaville birdbath. Note the absence of birds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee  heading back to her colony after collecting water to cool down the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heading back to her colony after collecting water to cool down the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heading back to her colony after collecting water to cool down the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Carey Engages Audience in California's Fruit Fly Crisis

If you missed UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey's well-attended seminar on "California's Fruit Fly Invasion: A 70-Year...

UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey presented a seminar on
UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey presented a seminar on "California's Fruit Fly Invasion: A 70-Year Struggle Nears Critical Mass" on June 3 in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus, and on Zoom. (Photo by UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal)

UC Davis distinguished professor James R. Carey presented a seminar on "California's Fruit Fly Invasion: A 70-Year Struggle Nears Critical Mass" on June 3 in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus, and on Zoom. (Photo by UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal)

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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