Plain as day. And they’re not going away.
The estimated ratio of insects to humans is 200 million to one, say Iowa State University entomologists Larry Pedigo and Marlin Rice in their newly...
THE BEES--Honey bees are the good insects. Here UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey looks at a healthy frame of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THE APHIDS--Aphids are crop pests. Their reproductive capabilities are immense. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THE MOSQUITOES--Mosquitoes that transmit diseases, such as malaria and West Nile virus, can kill us. Entomology graduate student Tara Thiemann is studying Culex mosquitoes. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
As a child, Dennis Price loved to watch the honey bees. “I could sit and watch them all day,” he said.
He still does. Love the honey bees, that is.
And he never tires of watching them....
Karen Flores and Dennis Price
Karen Flores and Dennis Price: The bees have their attention and their respect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olympians have gold medals, but beekeepers have liquid gold. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fairgoers check out the observation hive in the Californa Foodstyle building at the California State Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Piglets not the sole attraction
Piglets shown by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are a key attraction at the California State Fair, but bees are drawing a lot of attention, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)