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In Celebration of the Bees

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.
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.

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)
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)

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)

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

No Labor Day Holiday for Honey Bees

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)
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)

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)
This aging worker bee is all tattered and torn. (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)
Foraging can be dangerous. Here a praying mantis has just nabbed a worker bee. (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)
A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 6:02 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Incredible Memories of 'The Honey Bee Guru'

It was incredible. The Celebration of Life and Legacy of UC Cooperative Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, held Aug. 28 in...

A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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)
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)

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.
One of the slides in Eric Mussen's presentation on colony collapse disorder.

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.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen briefly explained colony collapse disorder in this slide.

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.
In this slide, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen explained what sparked the colony collapse disease fury.

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.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 4:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Registration Now Underway for Almond Board of California Conerence

The Almond Board of California (ABC) just announced that registration is now underway for its 50th annual Almond Conference, set Dec. 6-8 at...

A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Pest Management

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