If you’re a first-year graduate student in entomology, you spend much of your time buried in books or conferring with your major professor.
EMILY BZDYK created this pen-and-ink drawing of a leafcutter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
INTRICATE BEE EARRINGS, the work of entomologist-artist Emily Bzdyk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These bees are carpenters.These bees are art.Professor Jeffrey Granett, who retired from the UC Davis Department of Entomology in January 2007, now...
RETIRED ENTOMOLOGIST Jeffrey Granett (shown in front of Briggs Hall at UC Davis) now spends much of his time creating art. This is part of his hanging art, "Carpenter Bee with Tattoo," that will be shown at "The Bees at The Bee" art show on Saturday, May 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Sacramento Bee's open courtyard at 2100 Q St. Open to the public at no charge, it's a benefit for honey bee research at UC Davis. The professor retired from UC Davis in 2007 and worked at Briggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
INTRICATE WORK on the wings of a carpenter bee gives it the title "Carpenter Bee with a Tattoo." Retired entomologist Jeffrey Granett will show this work at "The Bees at The Bee" art show May 8 in the Sacramento Bee's open courtyard. Art sales will benefit UC Davis honey bee research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CARPENTER BEE, the subject of retired entomologist Jeffrey Granett's art work, robs nectar from mint in a UC Davis wildflower bed. This carpenter bee is a male Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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HONEY BEE, packing red pollen from nearby rock purslane blossoms, nectars lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)