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May Berenbaum: An Amazing Scientist, Speaker and Author--And She's Coming to UC Davis

May Berenbaum will deliver two seminars at UC Davis May 20-21.

Mark your calendars if you want to hear about bees, honey laundering, sex and the single parsnip! All in a two-day period... Internationally recognized entomologist May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of...

May Berenbaum will deliver two seminars at UC Davis May 20-21.
May Berenbaum will deliver two seminars at UC Davis May 20-21.

May Berenbaum will deliver two seminars at UC Davis May 20-21.

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Just Me and My Maggot

A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've never been to Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you're missing a special kind of art. Maggot Art. Yes, you read that right. Maggot Art. It's a traditional and popular part of the...

A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Bugs on Picnic Day? You Bet!

Briggs Hall beckons with bugs on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without bugs? Frankly, who would want to attend a picnic WITHOUT bugs? The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology is gearing up for the 100th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April...

Briggs Hall beckons with bugs on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall beckons with bugs on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall beckons with bugs on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Honey tasting will include almond, yellow starthistle, leatherwood, cultivated buckwheat, safflower and “wild oak.
Honey tasting will include almond, yellow starthistle, leatherwood, cultivated buckwheat, safflower and “wild oak." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey tasting will include almond, yellow starthistle, leatherwood, cultivated buckwheat, safflower and “wild oak." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is a popular attraction at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is a popular attraction at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is a popular attraction at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picnic goers can get up close and personal with walking sticks at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Picnic goers can get up close and personal with walking sticks at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picnic goers can get up close and personal with walking sticks at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Why Bee Stings Can Be Deadly Serious

This honey bee, in the process of defending her hive, is stinging Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. That's her abdominal tissue being pulled out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Daily Mail, UK, recently reported a tragic case of a fatal bee sting that occurred  in a back yard in Hampton, near Solihull, West Midlands, England. A honey bee apparently stung a 47-year-old father on his foot and he went into...

This honey bee, in the process of defending her hive, is stinging Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. That's her abdominal tissue being pulled out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This honey bee, in the process of defending her hive, is stinging Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. That's her abdominal tissue being pulled out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee, in the process of defending her hive, is stinging Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. That's her abdominal tissue being pulled out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of two stings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of two stings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of two stings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:03 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

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