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Flies 'n Superbugs

Lone Fly

It wasn't too surprising. Reuters posted a story online today about flies spreading drug-resistant "superbugs" from chicken droppings. Seems that researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  Baltimore, matched...

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM
Tags: fly (9), Lynn Kimsey (211), Robert Kimsey (23), superbugs (1), swat team (1)

A Honey of an Award

Eric Mussen

A honey bee exhibit at the 133rd annual Dixon May Fair featuring Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Eric Mussen has just won a top regional honor. The exhibit, housed appropriately in the floriculture building, won second place in the Western...

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Mighty Mite

Varroa mite on drone

The BBC this week examined colony collapse disorder (CCD), a mysterious phenomonen characterized by bees abandoning their hives.  The adult bees buzz off, leaving the  brood and stored food behind. They do not return. Many bee specialists...

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Analyze This!


A chimpanzee holds a monarch butterfly in a ceramic art work titled “Darwin.”   Human hands cradle insects and assorted objects in a ceramic...

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Largest Carabid Beetle in California

Carabid beetle

Tomorrow's a good day to learn about carabid beetles. Kipling "Kip" Will, associate professor of insect systematics,  Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley,  will discuss his research at a...

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM

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