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Nissa Coit: Ethyl Oleate Pheromone and Honey Bees

Interested in honey bee research? Then you'll want to attend--or listen via Zoom--the next seminar hosted by the UC Davis Department of...

Close-up of honey bees in a spring colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of honey bees in a spring colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bees in a spring colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

No Labor Day Holiday for Honey Bees

On Labor Day, a federal holiday, we celebrate the our country's labor movement, our gratitude, and our achievements. But there is no Labor Day...

Worker bees are aptly named. They comprise most of the bees in the colony and do most of the work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Worker bees are aptly named. They comprise most of the bees in the colony and do most of the work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bees are aptly named. They comprise most of the bees in the colony and do most of the work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This aging worker bee is all tattered and torn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This aging worker bee is all tattered and torn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This aging worker bee is all tattered and torn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Foraging can be dangerous. Here a praying mantis has just nabbed a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Foraging can be dangerous. Here a praying mantis has just nabbed a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Foraging can be dangerous. Here a praying mantis has just nabbed a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider feeding on a honey bee. Crab spiders are ambush predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 6:02 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Incredible Memories of 'The Honey Bee Guru'

It was incredible. The Celebration of Life and Legacy of UC Cooperative Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, held Aug. 28 in...

A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

A capacity crowd attended the memorial for UC Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen in the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee observation hive at the Eric Mussen memorial commemorated his love of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (right) and Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, at the Western Apicultural Society meeting at UC Davis in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric and Helen Mussen in front of the sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, at the UC Davis Bee Haven in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Identity Crisis: When a Honey Bee Is NOT a Honey Bee

Identity crisis! If honey bees could talk, they would be "BEE-wildered" at all the bee emojis out there that don't resemble them. "Hey,...

This is how Dr. Helen Taylor, conservation programme manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, described the various bee emojis.
This is how Dr. Helen Taylor, conservation programme manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, described the various bee emojis.

This is how Dr. Helen Taylor, conservation programme manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, described the various bee emojis.

This image shows a honey bee's anatomy. The bee is heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image shows a honey bee's anatomy. The bee is heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows a honey bee's anatomy. The bee is heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 4:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Registration Now Underway for Almond Board of California Conerence

The Almond Board of California (ABC) just announced that registration is now underway for its 50th annual Almond Conference, set Dec. 6-8 at...

A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing pollen on a UC Davis almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Pest Management

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