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Medfly and Moth Wars

James Carey

James R. Carey is used to dissent. The entomology professor at the University of California, Davis, fervently believes that the Mediterranean fruit fly and light brown apple moth, two exotic and invasive pests, have long been established in California...

James Carey
James Carey

UC DAVIS ENTOMOLOGIST James Carey believes that the light brown apple moth has long been established in California and cannot be eradicated. He is featured in the Jan. 8 edition of Science Magazine in a NewsFocus piece headlined "From Medfly to Moth: Raising a Buzz of Dissent." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Light Brown Apple Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth

LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH (adult shown) is a native of Australia. Its larvae have voracious appetites and feed on more than 2000 plant species. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Bee Healthy

Trio on Sedum

Bee health. So crucial. The January newsletter published by the eXtension.org Bee Health Community of Practice includes: * New Feature: Managed Pollinator CAP Updates * Social Media Strategy Developed * YouTube Channel Launched * New Feature:...

Trio on Sedum
Trio on Sedum

HONEY BEES foraging on sedum in a photo taken in September 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collecting Water
Collecting Water

A HONEY BEE at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, collects water. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 5:57 PM
Tags: Bee Health (1), Eric Mussen (245), eXtension.org (1), honey bees (346), John Skinner (1), Robbin Thorp (233)

Not the Honey!

Honey Bee

How ironic. We recently wrote about Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists training honey bees to detect explosives. It works this way: they harness bees and place them in little scientific containers. When the bees detect the scent of explosives,...

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

HONEY BEE at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, samples honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM

All About Crickets

Mormon cricket

When the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, launches its winter noonhour seminar series on Wednesday, Jan. 6, crickets will be first in line. UC Riverside postdoctoral researcher Nathan Bailey will speak on "The Role of...

Mormon cricket
Mormon cricket

MORMON CRICKET, courtesy of Nathan Bailey of UC Riverside.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Bees Love This Late Bloomer

Swamp Sunflower

The swamp sunflower that graces the entrance to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis, does quadruple duty.It's stunningly beautiful. It's strong and sturdy. It's a late bloomer. And the honey bees love...

Swamp Sunflower
Swamp Sunflower

SWAMP SUNFLOWER (Helianthus angustifolius) graces the entrance to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

A HONEY BEE forages a swamp sunflower blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buzzing Off
Buzzing Off

BUZZING OFF, a honey bee packed with pollen leaves the swamp sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 at 7:39 PM

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