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The Good Fellows

Walter Leal

The Mafia has its Good Fellas. The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has its Fellows, too. And they're not just "good"--they're excellent. Every year ESA singles out up to 10 members from the 6000-member organization for the Fellow Award, paying...

Walter Leal
Walter Leal

NEWEST ESA FELLOW from UC Davis is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor and former chair of the Department of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Improving Stock

Joy Pendell

Want to learn how to rear high-quality queen bees? Want to learn instrumental insemination of queen bees? Specialized classes, taught by bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, are scheduled next spring at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research...

Joy Pendell
Joy Pendell

QUEEN BEE INSEMINATION is intricate work. Here college student Joy Pendell of Pendell Apiaries, Stonybrook, gets it right the first time. She was enrolled in Susan Cobey's August 2009 class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

QUEEN BEE on the finger of Susan Cobey, bee breeder-geneticist at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. During the peak season, the queen bee can lay about 2000 eggs a day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-Bee

Susan Cobey

You won't find anyone more passionate about honey bees than Susan Cobey. Cobey, a bee breeder-geneticist and manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis, has just received the California State Beekeepers' Association's...

Susan Cobey
Susan Cobey

BEE BREEDER-GENETICIST Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, holds a frame of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Taking Stock
Taking Stock

CALIFORNIA Secretary of Agriculture A. G. Kawamura admires Susan Cobey's bees at the California State Apiary Board meeting held Oct. 3, 2008 at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Kawamara praised her bees’ elegance and gentle temperament. In his youth, he reared honey bees for several years, tending the hives and selling the honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:34 PM

At Wick's End

Elizabeth Frost

Elizabeth Frost is at wick's end. When she's not tending the bees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis or tending her own bees at home, she loves to make candles. That would be candles crafted from beeswax, a natural...

Elizabeth Frost
Elizabeth Frost

BEEKEEPER Elizabeth Frost shows a miniature beehive candle she made from beeswax and a little paraffin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

HIVE-BY SHOOTING--This is a close-up of a beehive candle made by beekeeper Elizabeth Frost. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Burst of Buds, Blooms and Bees

Planting

Next spring the Campus Buzzway at UC Davis will burst with buds, blooms and bees. The Campus Buzzway, a quarter-acre field of wildflowers, took root the third week of November when a crew planted golden poppies, lupine and coreopsis (tickseed). Or more...

Planting
Planting

A CREW recently planted the Campus Buzzway, a quarter-acre field of golden poppies, lupine and coreoposis, on Bee Biology Road, next the the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Colors
UC Davis Colors

UC DAVIS colors of blue and gold will burst into bloom next spring at the Campus Buzzway. Here a crew plants coreopsis, golden poppies and lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden Moment
Golden Moment

GOLDEN MOMENT--A honey bee nectars a California poppy, one of the three plants featured at the Campus Buzzway. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 5:52 PM

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