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If Honey Bees Fascinate You, Think About Becoming a CAMBP Certified Apprentice Assistant

If honey bees fascinate you, you might want to take the first step toward becoming affiliated with the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper...

Can you find the queen bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you find the queen bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the queen bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the varroa mite on this worker bee? She is nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you find the varroa mite on this worker bee? She is nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the varroa mite on this worker bee? She is nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading toward lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 4:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Are Honeybees the Most Effective Pollinators?

There they were. Together. The scene: A honeybee (Apis mellifera) and a bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) nectaring on a purple coneflower...

A honeybee (Apis mellifera) and a bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) nectaring on a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in a UC Davis bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honeybee (Apis mellifera) and a bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) nectaring on a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in a UC Davis bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honeybee (Apis mellifera) and a bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) nectaring on a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in a UC Davis bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the cover of the American Journal of Botany, featuring several species of bees on a sunflower, Helianthus sp, (Cover photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the cover of the American Journal of Botany, featuring several species of bees on a sunflower, Helianthus sp, (Cover photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the cover of the American Journal of Botany, featuring several species of bees on a sunflower, Helianthus sp, (Cover photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Newly Published UC Davis Study: How Imidacloprid Affects Blue Orchard Bees

The systemic insecticide imidacloprid, belonging to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids or "neonics," is commonly used to...

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads for a lacy phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, at UC Davis. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)
A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads for a lacy phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, at UC Davis. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads for a lacy phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, at UC Davis. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

Co-author of the PNAS paper is pollination ecologist Neal Williams, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Co-author of the PNAS paper is pollination ecologist Neal Williams, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-author of the PNAS paper is pollination ecologist Neal Williams, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Cockroaches for Dessert? Ummm...

Cockroaches for dessert? Yes. Tune into the latest UC Davis Unfold Podcast by journalists Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin and you'll learn about (1)...

This is the species of cockroach that Lynn Kimsey ate in Panama when the host served oatmeal and raisin cookies. Hers was an oatmeal raisin/roach cookie.
This is the species of cockroach that Lynn Kimsey ate in Panama when the host served oatmeal and raisin cookies. Hers was an oatmeal raisin/roach cookie. "It had legs!" (Wikipedia photo by Gary Alpert, a colleague of Kimsey's)

This is the species of cockroach that Lynn Kimsey ate in Panama when the host served oatmeal and raisin cookies. Hers was an oatmeal raisin/roach cookie. "It had legs!" (Wikipedia photo by Gary Alpert, a colleague of Kimsey's)

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:59 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Speaker: Fatma Kaplan, A Go-Getter and Maybe a Genius

There's no doubt--no doubt at all--that Fatma Kaplan is a go-getter. And maybe a genius.  Born on her family's 40-acre farm in...

Illustrations for Fatma Kaplan's seminar on Dec. 1 to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
Illustrations for Fatma Kaplan's seminar on Dec. 1 to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Illustrations for Fatma Kaplan's seminar on Dec. 1 to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 3:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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