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Maj Rundlöf Seminar: How Pesticide Exposure, Floral Resources Drive Bumble Bee Diversity

Researcher Maj Rundlöf working in red clover seed field in Skåne, southern Sweden. (Photo by Christian Krintel)

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)
Researcher Maj Rundlöf working in red clover seed field in Skåne, southern Sweden. (Photo by Christian Krintel)

Researcher Maj Rundlöf working in red clover seed field in Skåne, southern Sweden. (Photo by Christian Krintel)

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Honey Bees Think It's Spring on the UC Davis Campus

A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
Pollen-packing honey bee heads for an almond 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)
A honey bee singles out a tidy tip blossom 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)

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Not Just Honey Bees Pollinate Almonds

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (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)
A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
This yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, peers up at the photographer. (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)
Flight of the bumble bee. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (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)
Coming right at you! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom to find another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Coming right at you! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom to find another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis Honey...

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Faculty, Staff to Offer Expertise at Bee Conference

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

Excitement is building for 40th annual Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference, set Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis, its birthplace. The non-profit educational organization, geared for small-scale beekeepers in the western United...

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

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

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM

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