Posts Tagged: Neal Williams
Timing is everything. Especially when it comes to bumble bee colonies. Postdoctoral scholar Rosemary Malfi of the Neal Williams lab, University of California, Davis, will speak on “Timing Is Everything: Bumble Bee Colony Performance in Response...
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenkii, nectaring on Anchusa azurea, of the borage family. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of Rosemary Malfi's bumble bee colonies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
They set out to answer the question: "How many wild bee species do we need to pollinate our crops?" The answer: "Not nearly enough bees are available for crop pollination." Check out the biodiversity-crop pollination research published today in the...
A bumble bee pollinating blueberries. (Photo courtesy of Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University)
What better day to deliver a seminar on bumble bees than on Valentine's Day? That's when ecologist and environmental scientist Maj Rundlöf of Lund University, Sweden, will speak on “Pesticide Exposure and Flower Resources as Drivers of Bumble...
Researcher Maj Rundlöf working in red clover seed field in Skåne, southern Sweden. (Photo by Christian Krintel)
Spring doesn't "spring" on the University of California, Davis campus. Sometimes it skitters, scampers and scoots. That's in between the cool and warm temperatures that deceive us--and the bees. Actually, spring won't punch the clock until March 20, but...
A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen-packing honey bee heads for an almond blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee singles out a tidy tip blossom Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's beginning to look a lot like...almond pollination season in California. Almonds usually begin blooming around Valentine's Day, but it's often earlier, depending on where you look or live. Take Benicia, Solano County. Its little hot spots near the...
A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, peers up at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flight of the bumble bee. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Coming right at you! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom to find another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)