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Pistol Packin' Mamas

Pollen load

Pistol packin’ mamas have nothing on honey bees.   Have you ever seen the pollen load that a honey...

Pollen load
Pollen load

POLLEN LOAD--A pollen-packing bee at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility visits an almond blossom. This photo was taken March 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Packing pollen
Packing pollen

PACKING POLLEN--A worker bee packs pollen in her pollen basket as she visits almond blossoms on the grounds of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Thursday, March 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Turning Around
Turning Around

TURNING AROUND--This honey bee on the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility grounds turns around to gather nectar from an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM

BYOV--And That Means?

Teaching a class

The honey bee population is declining throughout the world, but not the interest in the art of queen rearing.   The annual class taught by bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey...

Teaching a class
Teaching a class

SUSAN COBEY shows a frame to the students in her 2008 class, "The Art of Queen Rearing." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed
Framed

FRAMED--This is a close-up of a frame from one of the hives at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen cells
Queen cells

CLOSE-UP OF QUEEN CELLS--This frame shows the peanut-shaped queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Just Hovering

Hover Fly

It's often mistaken for a honey bee. It's not a honey bee. It's a hover fly or flower fly. And this one, hovering around the plants last Saturday in the Storer Gardens at the University of California, Davis, looked like a Syrphus opinator to me. So I...

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

A hover fly or flower fly, Syrphus opinator, rests on a stem in the Storer Gardens, UC Davis. You'll be seeing more of these hover flies as the weather warms. This photo was taken Saturday, Jan. 24. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Head of Hover Fly
Head of Hover Fly

HEAD OF HOVER FLY--This close-up photo shows the head of the hover fly, Syrphus opinator. The insect is often mistaken for a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Well Said

Michael

UC Davis bee specialists were well represented in a recent edition of The IPM Practitioner, which landed on our desk last week.   The edition, devoted to “Pesticides and Honey...

Michael
Michael "Kim" Fondrk

TENDING BEES--Michael "Kim" Fondrk of UC Davis tends his bees in a Dixon almond orchard. This photo appeared in The IPM Practitioner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Susan Cobey
Susan Cobey

CHECKING THE FRAME--UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey checks the health of a frame of bees. This photo appeared in The IPM Practitioner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM

What We Learn from the Insects

Heart Researchers

Call it serendipity. Call it a major collaborative effort. Call it a keen eye for science. Whatever you call it, research that sprang from studies on insect pest control in the...

Heart Researchers
Heart Researchers

Bruce Hammock and Nipavan Chiamvimonvat look at enzyme distribution in a heart muscle cell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 5:01 PM

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