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Honey Bee Larvae: Weigh to Go!

It's a week before Christmas and it's not just the geese that are getting fat. If you're thinking that the bathroom scale and you are not good...

Queen bee laying an egg. A honey bee egg weighs about 0.1 mg, according to the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee laying an egg. A honey bee egg weighs about 0.1 mg, according to the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee laying an egg. A honey bee egg weighs about 0.1 mg, according to the late Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Over the next six days, a tiny egg will soar to 120 mg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Over the next six days, a tiny egg will soar to 120 mg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Over the next six days, a tiny egg will soar to 120 mg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee larvae grow fast. Here a bee, next to larvae, is ready to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee larvae grow fast. Here a bee, next to larvae, is ready to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee larvae grow fast. Here a bee, next to larvae, is ready to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged honey bee. It weighs about 1000 times the weight of a one-day-old bee larva. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly emerged honey bee. It weighs about 1000 times the weight of a one-day-old bee larva. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged honey bee. It weighs about 1000 times the weight of a one-day-old bee larva. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

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

Exciting to See Rob Page Double-Featured in 'Bee World'

It's exciting to see internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. double-featured in Bee World, published by the International...

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. looks at a swarm. (Photo courtesy of Arizona State University)
Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. looks at a swarm. (Photo courtesy of Arizona State University)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. looks at a swarm. (Photo courtesy of Arizona State University)

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 4:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Professor James Nieh: Deciphering Honey Bee Communication

The fascinating world of honey bee communication! The next UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology seminar will feature...

Honey bees at work in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees at work in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees at work in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 5:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bee-ing Thankful for Honey Bees

Let's put the "thanks" in THANKSgiving by bee-ing thankful for the honey bee, Apis mellifera... If your table includes pumpkin, cranberries,...

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

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

Thank a bee for the squash! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thank a bee for the squash! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thank a bee for the squash! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thank a bee for the pomegranate! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thank a bee for the pomegranate! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thank a bee for the pomegranate! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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