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Spotted cucumber beetle

Last Saturday the rock purslane in our bee friendly garden drew a honey bee, several hover flies and one spotted cucumber beetle. A hover fly landed on a blossom, only to find a spotted cucumber beetle there first.

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:44 AM

Honey of a Color

Honey bee

Honey isn't always amber-colored. It can range from white to dark brown, depending on the flowers the bees visit. Back in 1971, a group of UC Davis bee specialists wrote a  booklet, Fundamentals of California Beekeeping, published by the...

A Gathering of Entomologists

Frank Zalom

When the Entomological Society of America's 56th annual meeting takes place Nov. 16-19 in Reno,  UC Davis entomologists will be out in force. And they'll be highly honored. Entomology professors  Michael Parrella and Frank Zalom will be...

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM

I Did Not Want to Know That

Pros and Cons of Eating Insects

You may not know it, but you've eaten insects. Oh, yes, you have. The other day I meandered over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis campus,  and a sign told me that. There it was--plain as day (as if a day can be plain). "In your...

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bee

Newborn Bee

It's Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans'  Day. I walked into our bee friendly garden hoping to find a honey bee. One buzzed erratically over the purple sage and rock purslane and disappeared. The rest are nestled in a hive somewhere, trying to ward off...

Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (244), fuzzy wuzzy (1), newborn bee (1)

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