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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

The Bees, The Team, The Honor

When UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal, recipient of a UC Davis Academic Senate's 2024 Faculty Distinguished Research Award,...

UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal delivering his Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Research Award lecture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal delivering his Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Research Award lecture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Walter Leal delivering his Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Research Award lecture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside a honey bee colony: worker bees and the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside a honey bee colony: worker bees and the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside a honey bee colony: worker bees and the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Queen, The Workers, and The Drones

An unmarked queen bee isn't easy to spot. That was the consensus at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house when attendees tried...

UC Davis entomology graduate student Richard Martinez encourages attendees to find the queen in the bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Richard Martinez encourages attendees to find the queen in the bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Richard Martinez encourages attendees to find the queen in the bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very focused youngster asks UC Davis graduate student Richard Martinez a question about honey bees at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A very focused youngster asks UC Davis graduate student Richard Martinez a question about honey bees at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very focused youngster asks UC Davis graduate student Richard Martinez a question about honey bees at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student explains how to identify the queen, male and the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student explains how to identify the queen, male and the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student explains how to identify the queen, male and the worker bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee (center) with workers and a drone (top right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee (center) with workers and a drone (top right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee (center) with workers and a drone (top right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee (left) and a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A worker bee (left) and a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee (left) and a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 4:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Forecast of Heavy Rain, Wind Changes Location of California Honey Festival

Despite the weather forecast of heavy rain and wind, honey bees will still be "attending" the California Honey Festival. They'll be safe and...

The California Honey Festival will include bee observation hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California Honey Festival will include bee observation hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California Honey Festival will include bee observation hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Don’t Miss This Seminar on Pesticides and Honey Bees

Noted bee scientist Jamie Ellis, a University of Florida professor, will speak on "Understanding the Risks that Pesticides Pose to Honey Bees"...

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Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5:21 PM
Tags: Honey bees (445), Jamie Ellis (1), pesticides (18)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management

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