Posts Tagged: Celebration of Life
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 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)
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)
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.
Artist Mark Rivera: He Made His Mark and His Mark Was Magical
His name was Mark and he made his mark and his mark was magical. We remember when professional ceramic- mosaic artist Mark Rivera of Davis joined...
UC Davis entomology professor/artist Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera work on installing an art project at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flurry of artist hands: Mark Rivera, Diane Ullman and Donna Billick installing art at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Artists installing the 2013 projects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road pause for a photo. From left are Donna Billick, Diane Ullman and Mark Rivera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These planters grace the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp Began His Career Studying Honey Bees and Almonds
Yes, he began his career studying honey bees. The late Robbin Thorp, the renowned UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology and global...
A honey bee packing pollen and nectaring on an almond blossom at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In his retirement, Robbin Thorp co-authored two books, "Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide" and "California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp (left), legendary authority on bees, shows UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild the "Miss Bee Haven" sculpture in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden on Bee Biology Road. Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, is the curator of entomology at the University of Texas, Austin. This image was taken in 2008. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Celebrating the Life of Robbin Thorp, Global Authority on Bees
A life well-lived. Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, was a global authority on...
The UC Davis Department of Entomology, Feb. 3, 1970. In front (from left) are Dick Bushing, Frank Summers, Bob Schuster, Al Grigarick, Bob Washino, Harry Lange and Harry Laidlaw. In back (from left) are Charles Judson. Robbin Thorp, Vern Burton, Elmer Carlson, Oscar Bacon, Frank Strong, Don McLean, Ward Stanger and Ed Loomis. Among faculty not pictured: Stanley F. Bailey, R. M. Bohart, Warren R. Cothran, Norman Gary, G. A. H. McClelland, Howard McKenzie and Gene Stafford.
Robbin Thorp was a global authority on bees and worked to protect the critically imperiled Franklin's bumble bee (on his screen). This image was taken in October, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was Robbin Thorp's favorite photo. He's standing by an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. This image was taken in February 2010. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honoree Robbin Thorp reads a birthday card at a celebration in 2018 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. At right is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)