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If You Were a Bug, What Would You Be?

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"If you were a bug, what would you be?" That sign greets visitors to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. It's a good conservation starter. The Insect Pavilion showcases insect specimens and insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the...

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee observation hive is a popular attraction in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Future entomologist? A visitor to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion captures an image of butterfly specimens on her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A family admires the honey bee observation hive in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper mannequins greet visitors in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gigantic honey bee on the arm of a beekeeper mannequin in Building B of the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Become a Beekeeper: UC Davis Offering Classes

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Got hives? No, not yet? You can enroll in classes at the University of California, Davis, to learn how to keep bees and how to work your colonies. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Merry Buzzworthy Christmas!

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Feeling the buzz on Christmas Day? Bugs on your Christmas tree? You may have overlooked another "present": eggs of the invasive spotted landernfly may be on your tree. Bot flies on reindeer? What you need to know about these flies! (Poor Rudolph! Is...

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Want to Bee-Come a Beekeeper?

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño teaching a class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thinking about bee-coming a beekeeper? Or thinking about a Valentine's Day gift for your honey? There's still room in several of the courses to be taught this spring by the E.L. Niño Bee Lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Research Facility,...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño teaching a class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño teaching a class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño teaching a class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:13 PM
 
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