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Landscape Conservation for Rare Insects

Nick Haddad (Photo by Melissa McGaw)

"Landscape Conservation for Rare Insects!" That's the title of a seminar to be hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology on Wednesday, Jan. 23.  Nick Haddad, the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Biology at North Carolina State...

Nick Haddad (Photo by Melissa McGaw)
Nick Haddad (Photo by Melissa McGaw)

Nick Haddad in the field. (Photo by Melissa McGaw)

Saint Francis satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci). (Photo by Melissa McGaw)
Saint Francis satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci). (Photo by Melissa McGaw)

Saint Francis satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci). (Photo by Melissa McGaw)

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Aspiring for Better Pollination

The blue orchard bee or BOB (Osmia) is being studied as an alternative pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We can expect some exciting research to emerge from the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI). And UC Davis pollination ecologist Neal Williams, an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, is a part...

The blue orchard bee or BOB (Osmia) is being studied as an alternative pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The blue orchard bee or BOB (Osmia) is being studied as an alternative pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The blue orchard bee or BOB (Osmia) is being studied as an alternative pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams working on an Osmia project last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollination ecologist Neal Williams working on an Osmia project last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams working on an Osmia project last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Why This Honey Bee Research Is So Important

UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen (right) confers with colleague Alexandria-Marie Klein, then a postdoctoral fellow in her lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

They're on to something. Definitely. An international research team has been researching honey bee pollination of almonds in the three-county area of Yolo, Colusa and Stanislaus since 2008, and what these scientists have discovered is astounding. The...

UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen (right) confers with colleague Alexandria-Marie Klein, then a postdoctoral fellow in her lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).
UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen (right) confers with colleague Alexandria-Marie Klein, then a postdoctoral fellow in her lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen (right) confers with colleague Alexandria-Marie Klein, then a postdoctoral fellow in her lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

Honey bee visiting an almond blossom in Arbuckle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee visiting an almond blossom in Arbuckle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee visiting an almond blossom in Arbuckle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Almond orchard in Capay Valley, Yolo County. (Photo by Claire Brittain)
Almond orchard in Capay Valley, Yolo County. (Photo by Claire Brittain)

Almond orchard in Capay Valley, Yolo County. (Photo by Claire Brittain)

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

The Importance of Pollinators

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams of UC Davis with native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a brief appearance but the message is important. Pollination ecologist Neal Williams, assistant professor of entomology at UC Davis, appears briefly in a segment on native pollinators produced by America's Heartland. The show is now airing...

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams of UC Davis with native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollination ecologist Neal Williams of UC Davis with native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams of UC Davis with native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Debut Event of UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to know more about honey and pollination, then mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 27. That's the date of the debut event of the newly established Honey and Pollination Center of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science...

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A frame of honey from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to greet visitors are RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis (left) and event coordinator Tracy Dickinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to greet visitors are RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis (left) and event coordinator Tracy Dickinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to greet visitors are RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis (left) and event coordinator Tracy Dickinson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis at the RMI's Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theatre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis at the RMI's Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theatre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

RMI executive director Clare Hasler-Lewis at the RMI's Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theatre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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