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Poster Child

Poster Child

It's a high-flying butterfly--rarely seen and rarely recognized. Ironically, it's now down-to-earth, frequently seen, and frequently recognized, thanks to the Internet. Last year the Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM

A Hymn for Her

The Dead Bee

Did you catch the  "The Burns and the Bees" episode on The Simpsons Sunday night? Dead honey bees take over the otherwise animated TV show.  Bart, on a dare from schoolyard bullies, knocks a bee's nest from a tree and it lands...

Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 5:13 PM

To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

"To bee or not to bee." That is the question. What is the solution? The plight of the honey bees has not escaped the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA). This year's winning t-shirt, the result of a...

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Pollinator Paradise

Honey bee on sage

There's been trouble in paradise far too long. Now, thanks to a generous donation from Häagen-Dazs, there will be a pollinator paradise--in the way of a bee friendly garden--at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC...

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 5:24 PM

They Suck

Aphids on Gaura

Call them plant lice. Call them plant suckers. Call them aphids. The tiny, soft-bodied insects with pear-shaped bodies form denses colonies on plants. They suck. Literally. Their destructive feeding habits do not endear them to gardeners and farmers....

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Tags: aphids (31), gaura (3), plant lice (1), plant suckers (1)

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