Posts Tagged: Eric Mussen
Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'
This Christmas season isn't the same without University of California Cooperative Extension apiculturist emeritis Eric Mussen, who died June 3...
The five gold rings became five golden bees. Here's one of the golden bees, a Cordovan, a subspecies of the Italian. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and worker bees. On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 deathwatch beetles drumming, 11 queen bees piping, 10 locusts leaping, 9 mayflies dancing, 8 ants a'milking aphids, 7 boatmen swimming, 6 lice a'laying, 5 golden bees, 4 calling cicadas, 3 French flies, 2 tortoise beetles and a psyllid in a pear tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California State Beekeepers: Much Love and Appreciation for the Late Eric Mussen
He cared for the honey bees, the beekeepers cared about him, and the California State Beekeepers' Association (CSBA) won't forget...
Some 150 people attended the Eric Mussen Memorial Luncheon hosted by the California State Beekeepers' Association. (Photo by Brooke Palmer)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (foreground at right) helped coordinate the CSBA luncheon memorializing Eric Mussen. A member of the UC Davis faculty since 2014, she is also the director of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Brooke Palmer)
In this 2017 image, Eric Mussen, co-founder and a six-term president of the Western Apicultural Society poses with his wife, Helen, by the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," that anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. The 2017 WAS convention took place at its birthplace, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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.
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)
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)
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)
A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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)