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Go Native! Be a Native Bee 'Beekeeper'

Leafcutting bees heading home to their condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're yearning to be a backyard beekeeper, "go native." "Go native" with native bees, that is. Many folks are building or buying bee condos to provide nesting sites for blue orchard bees (Osmia lignaria)  and leafcutting bees (Megachile...

Leafcutting bees heading home to their condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Leafcutting bees heading home to their condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leafcutting bees heading home to their condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows Danielle Wishon of the California Department of Food and Agriculture a bee condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows Danielle Wishon of the California Department of Food and Agriculture a bee condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, shows Danielle Wishon of the California Department of Food and Agriculture a bee condo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue orchard bees on display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Blue orchard bees on display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue orchard bees on display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bee nesting sites shown March 2 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of bee nesting sites shown March 2 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bee nesting sites shown March 2 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Learning About the Pollinators

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn more about pollinators and sustainable gardening, then you should circle March 15 on your calendar and register for the "Pollinator Gardening Workshop, Your Sustainable Backyard." The event, hosted by the California Center for...

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Parasites, Pesticides and Pollination

UC Davis ecologist Sandra Gillespie answers a question at a recent pollination workshop in Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are the indirect effects of parasites and pesticides on pollination service? Ecologist Sandra Gillespie, a postdoctoral researcher in the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will present the results of her research...

UC Davis ecologist Sandra Gillespie answers a question at a recent pollination workshop in Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis ecologist Sandra Gillespie answers a question at a recent pollination workshop in Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis ecologist Sandra Gillespie answers a question at a recent pollination workshop in Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee pollinating an onion umbel. (Photo by Sandra Gillespie)
Honey bee pollinating an onion umbel. (Photo by Sandra Gillespie)

Honey bee pollinating an onion umbel. (Photo by Sandra Gillespie)

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Color Them Hungry

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As summer nears its end, the honey bees are hungry. That's why Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology advocates that we plant flowers for late summer and fall to help the bees. Often we think of spring...

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM
Tags: bee plants (2), Eric Mussen (245), honey bees (353), Neal Williams (65)

Congrats to The Bee Team!

The Bee Team (from left) Eric Mussen, Neal Williams, Robbin Thorp, Lynn Kimsey and Brian Johnson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congrats to “The Bee Team” at the University of California, Davis. The one-of-a-kind team, comprised of five Department of Entomology faculty members, received the coveted team award from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of...

The Bee Team (from left) Eric Mussen, Neal Williams, Robbin Thorp, Lynn Kimsey and Brian Johnson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bee Team (from left) Eric Mussen, Neal Williams, Robbin Thorp, Lynn Kimsey and Brian Johnson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bee Team (from left) Eric Mussen, Neal Williams, Robbin Thorp, Lynn Kimsey and Brian Johnson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM

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