“I’ve got black bumblebees buzzing around our backyard like crazy,” the caller said. “They’re loud. Very loud. They’re dive-bombing and scaring the cat and dog. I’ve never seen anything like...
Male Carpenter Bee
Ouch! So, you’ve been stung by a bee. If you’re a beekeeper, an occasional sting is a natural part of beekeeping. UC Davis apiculturist Eric Mussen says that the average beekeeper may be stung approximately 3000 times a year. Mussen...
I've always loved the wit and wisdom of insect-inspired poets. God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. - - Ogden Nash "The Fly" We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how...
Ten-lined June beetle
Bee on pomegranate blossom
Spotted cucumber beetle
When the California State Fair, Sacramento, opens Friday, Aug. 15 for an 18-day run, don't miss "California's Gold" and "Nature's Gallery" in the UC Davis Centennial Pavilion (Building 3). The 6,000-square-foot pavilion will showcase...
I'm standing in line at the photo center, waiting to pay for the dozen 8x10 photos of noted entomologist Richard Bohart that I’d ordered for his UC Davis memorial. “Doc,” as he was called, died Feb. 1, 2007 in Berkeley at age 93 after...