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 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)
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.
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 (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)
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...
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
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)
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...
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)
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...
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--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)