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Congratulations, Robbin Thorp!

Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You may have heard that native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, will give a presentation on native bees at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Solano County's Rush Ranch Nature...

Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp with two books he co-authored in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Robbin Thorp with students from The Bee Course. He is in the third row (far right, standing).
Professor Robbin Thorp with students from The Bee Course. He is in the third row (far right, standing).

Professor Robbin Thorp with students from The Bee Course. He is in the third row (far right, standing).

Bee Course instructors from  2013 are (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan UT;  Steve Buchmann, Tucson, AZ; Robbin Thorp; John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, UT; Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, NY.  Not pictured: Jerome G. Rozen, Jr., AMNH, Course Leader who was unable to participate that year.
Bee Course instructors from 2013 are (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan UT; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, AZ; Robbin Thorp; John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, UT; Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, NY. Not pictured: Jerome G. Rozen, Jr., AMNH, Course Leader who was unable to participate that year.

Bee Course instructors from 2013 are (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan UT; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, AZ; Robbin Thorp; John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, UT; Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, NY. Not pictured: Jerome G. Rozen, Jr., AMNH, Course Leader who was unable to participate that year.

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Winning T-Shirt Design Spotlights the Honey Bee

Graduate student Danny Klittich with his prize-winning design. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Apiculturists and beekeepers will love this T-shirt. So will anyone else who has an avid interest in honey bees, or even a passing interest. It's all the buzz. Graduate student Danny Klittich won the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association's...

Graduate student Danny Klittich with his prize-winning design. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Danny Klittich with his prize-winning design. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Danny Klittich with his prize-winning design. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Neonics: Should They Be Banned?

This honey may or may not have been poisoned by neonics, but it's definitely

Neonicotinoids. It's a 14-letter word but many people consider it a four-letter word. Wikipedia defines it as a "a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine...In the late 2000s some neonicotinoids came under increasing scrutiny...

This honey may or may not have been poisoned by neonics, but it's definitely
This honey may or may not have been poisoned by neonics, but it's definitely "under the weather." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey may or may not have been poisoned by neonics, but it's definitely "under the weather." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, captain of the UC Davis debate team, leads a discussion at a practice Nov. 13 in Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, captain of the UC Davis debate team, leads a discussion at a practice Nov. 13 in Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, captain of the UC Davis debate team, leads a discussion at a practice Nov. 13 in Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You, Too, Can Be a Scientist!

Formica moki, a native ant, frequents Yolo County gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't have to be a citizen to be a "citizen scientist," and you don't have to be a scientist to be a citizen. But "citizen scientist" is a catchy term, all the same. Basically, it's the public engagement in scientific research...

Formica moki, a native ant, frequents Yolo County gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Formica moki, a native ant, frequents Yolo County gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Formica moki, a native ant, frequents Yolo County gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:06 PM

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

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