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Biodiversity in the Honey Bee Haven

Soapberry bug

When the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is implemented by the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis later this year, honey bees won't be the only ones enjoying the garden. Expect to see butterflies,...

Soapberry bug
Soapberry bug

SOAPBERRY BUG crawls along an almond tree branch at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. The almond tree will be part of the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 8:42 PM

The Buzz

Susan Cobey

Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees... The Birds and the Bees (music and lyrics by Herb Newman) Don't know about "the birds and the flowers and the trees," but the bees were definitely there. Lots of...

Susan Cobey
Susan Cobey

BEE BREEDER-GENETICIST Susan Cobey (center, with frame) manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility teaches a class on the "Art of Queen Bee Rearing." Here she transfers bees. This photo shows an estimated 250,000 bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

QUEEN BEE (with dot) is catered to by worker bees. In the peak season, she can lay about 2000 eggs a day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

A Round of Applause for the Circle of Life

Larry Godfrey

The next time you enjoy a bowl of steamed rice, thank the California rice industry. And a University of California Cooperative Extension Team.  A nine-member UC Cooperative...

Larry Godfrey
Larry Godfrey

Cooperative Extension Specialist Larry Godfrey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology leads a tour of a rice field. (Photo by John Stumbos)

Part of winning team
Part of winning team

WINNING TEAM members from the UC Cooperative Extension include (from left) Luis Espino, farm advisor, Colusa County; Jim Thompson, Cooperative Extension specialist, UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Chris Greer, farm advisor, Sutter-Yuba counties. (Photo by Leslie Morris, Morris Photo Images)

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 5:29 PM

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...

Lone Fly
Lone Fly

A LONE FLY visits a flower in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum, on Feb. 27, 2009. The common housefly is known to transfer at least 100 different pathogens and carry about 6.6 million bacteria on its body at a single time, according to UC Davis forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM
Tags: fly (9), Lynn Kimsey (240), 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...

Eric Mussen
Eric Mussen

UC EXTENSION APICULTURIST Eric Mussen with a bee observation hive at the 2008 Dixon May Fair. The exhibit, featuring question-and-answer-sessions with Mussen, just won second place in a Western Fairs Association competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Zeroing in
Zeroing in

ZEROING IN--A honey bee targets a nectarine blossom. Honey bees will again be featured at the Dixon May Fair when it opens May 7 for a four-day run. The Dixon May Fair is California's longest running fair. This year marks its 134th year.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

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