Posts Tagged: honey bees
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)
Sometimes overlooked as pollinators are the syrphid flies, also known as "hover flies" or "flower flies." Unfortunately, they are often mistaken for...
A dorsal view of a syprhid fly sunning itself on a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The syprhid fly senses danger and slips under a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a colony of honey bees to show us how to divide the labor and work well together. And if you're...
UC Davis Chancellor Gary May congratulates the California Master Beekeeper Program. With him are co-program managers Wendy Mather and Kian Nikzad. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elina Lastro Niño at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Please, please, forget to eat our forget-me-nots! But it's not going to happen. So here we are in our Vacaville pollinator garden, looking at...
A tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens, munching on Chinese forget-me-nots in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee arrives and wants the same flower that the tobacco budworm is munching on. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a "no go" for sharing. The honey bee opts for a different blossom as the tobacco budworm continues munching. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee tries to push her way in but the tobacco budworm refuses to budge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sometimes you hear about bored teenagers trashing bee hives by deliberately throwing rocks at them or gleefully tipping them over. But a truck...
Remnants of the 40 bee colonies destroyed when a truck driver, under cover of darkness, deliberately drove over them last week in Winters. They belonged to Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens.
An image of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens, prior to her two major losses: a wildfire in August of 2020, and major felony vandalism in June 2023.