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It's Bee-ginning to Look a Lot Like...

It's bee-ginning to look a lot like Christmas...  All hail our littlest agricultural worker. European colonists brought the honey bee (Apis...

A feral honey bee colony (now gone) from a backyard in Vacavile, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feral honey bee colony (now gone) from a backyard in Vacavile, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feral honey bee colony (now gone) from a backyard in Vacavile, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside a managed hive at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside a managed hive at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside a managed hive at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-utiful Christmas wreath, designed and crafted by Ellen Keatley Rose of Castle Rock, Wash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee-utiful Christmas wreath, designed and crafted by Ellen Keatley Rose of Castle Rock, Wash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-utiful Christmas wreath, designed and crafted by Ellen Keatley Rose of Castle Rock, Wash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'

Back in 2010, UC Cooperative Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (1944-2022) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and...

A golden honey bee, a Cordovan, nectaring in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden honey bee, a Cordovan, nectaring in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee, a Cordovan, nectaring in a Vacaville, Calif., garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite attached to a foraging bee in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite attached to a foraging bee in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite attached to a foraging bee in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources

Meet Sol Wantz, President of the UC Davis Entomology Club and a Wild Bee Researcher

Meet Sol Wantz, who serves as president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, a curator intern at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and an undergraduate...

Sol Wantz, who grew up in the Bay Area, serves as president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. This image was taken at Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona over the summer of 2023.
Sol Wantz, who grew up in the Bay Area, serves as president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. This image was taken at Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona over the summer of 2023.

Sol Wantz, who grew up in the Bay Area, serves as president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. This image was taken at Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona over the summer of 2023.

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 5:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Kim Flottum: Friend of Beekeepers and Bees

We are saddened to hear of the death of Peter "Kim" Flottum, longtime editor of Bee Culture magazine, a friend of the nation's beekeepers and...

UC Davis emeritus professor Norm Gary (far right) working with Kim Flottum (seated) on a television project in 2010 at UC Davis. In back is a member of the TV crew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis emeritus professor Norm Gary (far right) working with Kim Flottum (seated) on a television project in 2010 at UC Davis. In back is a member of the TV crew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis emeritus professor Norm Gary (far right) working with Kim Flottum (seated) on a television project in 2010 at UC Davis. In back is a member of the TV crew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In 2010, Kim Flottum, then editor of Bee Culture, stands by a cluster of bees, ready for bee wrangling by his friend Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In 2010, Kim Flottum, then editor of Bee Culture, stands by a cluster of bees, ready for bee wrangling by his friend Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In 2010, Kim Flottum, then editor of Bee Culture, stands by a cluster of bees, ready for bee wrangling by his friend Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Honey Bee Is a True Communication Specialist

Picture yourself as a waggle-dancing honey bee.  You're dancing in the dark, on a small, crowded dance floor with lots of obstacles, and you're...

A look inside a bee hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A look inside a bee hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A look inside a bee hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 4:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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