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When Being Framed Is a Great Thing!

Usually when you say "I was framed," it's because someone has accused you of something you didn't do. With the Entomological Society of America...

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski won an Entomological Society of America President's Prize for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of ESA)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski won an Entomological Society of America President's Prize for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of ESA)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski won an Entomological Society of America President's Prize for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of ESA)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Zachary Griebenow won a President's Prize at the 2022 Entomological Society of America  meeting. (Photo Courtesy of ESA)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Zachary Griebenow won a President's Prize at the 2022 Entomological Society of America meeting. (Photo Courtesy of ESA)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Zachary Griebenow won a President's Prize at the 2022 Entomological Society of America meeting. (Photo Courtesy of ESA)

A large crowd listened to UC Davis doctoral candidate discuss her research, “The Mechanism Behind Beneficial Effects of Bee-Associated Fungi on Bumble Bee Health.
A large crowd listened to UC Davis doctoral candidate discuss her research, “The Mechanism Behind Beneficial Effects of Bee-Associated Fungi on Bumble Bee Health." (Photo courtesy of ESA)

A large crowd listened to UC Davis doctoral candidate discuss her research, “The Mechanism Behind Beneficial Effects of Bee-Associated Fungi on Bumble Bee Health." (Photo courtesy of ESA)

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 4:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Time to 'Bee' Thankful

It's Thanksgiving Day, and as we sit down with family and friends to count our blessings, let's thank the bees. If your table includes pumpkin,...

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Five honey bees offering their pollination services on a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Five honey bees offering their pollination services on a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Five honey bees offering their pollination services on a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 8:53 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Innovative Research by RSPIB Scholar: Surprising Find About Carpenter Bees

When Professors Jay Rosenheim, Joanna Chiu and Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology launched the Research...

A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed
The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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.
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.

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)
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)

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)

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

Exit Seminar on Oct. 18: Clara Stuligross, Ph.D., Is Passionate About Wild Bees

Clara Stuligross is passionate about wild bees, and you should be, too. Stuligross, who received her doctorate in ecology on Sept. 9 from UC...

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)
A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, heads toward Phalacia. (Photo by Clara Stuligross)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads toward a California golden poppy. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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