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Not John, Paul, George and Ringo

Dining on herbs

"The Beetles." When you hear those two words, you think of four Liverpool musicians named John, Paul, George and Ringo. Not so at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Say "beetles" and that  means insects. Lots of...

Dining on herbs
Dining on herbs

HUNGRY--This is a beetle, Lytta sublaevis (Meloidae) chowing down on fresh herbs. (Photo by Michael Caterino)

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Bee-ing Grateful

Honey bee in nectarine blossom

There are so many caring, kindhearted and generous people out there concerned about the plight of the honey bee. From little girls who share their monthly allowance and birthday gifts, to all the schools, organizations and businesses  who donate to...

Honey bee in nectarine blossom
Honey bee in nectarine blossom

PURE GOLD--A honey bee in a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM
Tags: Appreciation (1), Haagen-Dazs (7), honey bees (341), Michele Krueger (1), poet (1)

Wonderful World of Insects

Diversity of Insects

Kids love bugs.    And they love books on bugs.  One of the bug books we bought our son during his childhood was “Insect World: A Child’s First Library of Learning,” published by Time-Life Books.  It...

Diversity of Insects
Diversity of Insects

DIVERSITY OF INSECTS--From the Madagascar hissing cockroach to the praying mantis to the grasshopper, insects are diverse. This is part of a collection owned by UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Challenging Year for Almond Growers, Beekeepers

Honey bee and almond blossom

UC Davis Cooperative Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty for 32 years, says this looks like a challenging  year for almond growers. There's this water problem. Think...

Honey bee and almond blossom
Honey bee and almond blossom

A HONEY BEE targets almond blossoms, a sign that spring can't be far behind. However, 2009 will be a challenging year for both almond growers and beekeepers, according to UC Davis apiculturist Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Battling Malaria

Win Surachetpong and Shirley Luckhart

Malaria is indeed a global terrorist. The disease, caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted by infected anopheline mosquitoes, strikes some 350 to 500 million people a year,...

Win Surachetpong and Shirley Luckhart
Win Surachetpong and Shirley Luckhart

MALARIA RESEARCHERS Win Surachetpong and his major professor Shirley Luckhart working in the Luckhart lab at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Malaria Mosquito
Malaria Mosquito

MALARIA MOSQUITO--Anopheles gambiae is known for transmitting malaria. This photo was taken by Anthony "Anton" Cornel, an associate professor of entomology at UC Davis with a mosquito research lab at the Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier. (Photo by Anton Cornel)

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 5:53 PM

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