If you cotton to honey, you'll want to head over to Briggs Hall tomorrow (Saturday, April 17) during the 96th annual UC Davis Picnic Day.You can sample cotton honey, as well as five other flavors, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen...
Honey Bee on Lavender
A YOUNG ITALIAN honey bee nectaring lavender on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
AFTER honey bees nectar flowers, they make honey. This is a close-up shot of honey extraction at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
END PRODUCT: Jars of honey. Visitors to UC Davis Picnic Day at Briggs Hall can sample these flavors, orange blossom, eucalyptus, raspberry, meadowfoam and starthistle, plus cotton. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When the University of California, Davis, celebrates its annual Picnic Day on Saturday, April 17, be sure to check out the bugs.
Entomologists will showcase insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, and at...
MY BUDDY--Matan Shelomi, a first-year graduate student in entomology at UC Davis, checks out a lime green walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It will be a key attraction at the insect museum on Picnic Day, set April 17. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THIS walking stick is a native of the Lesser Antilles, from Guadeloupe to Grenada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
John Emery is a spider man.
Oh, he’s not a super hero who clings to city skyscrapers and chases villains and rescues damsels in distress.
He’s the IT...
SPIDER COCOON outside the window of John Emery's San Francisco office. (Photo courtesy of John Emery)
CLOSE-UP of the spider cocoon outside John Emery's San Francisco office window. "They're probably yellow sac spiders," said Lynn Kimsey, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by John Emery)
Who hates termites? Raise your hands.
Those dratted termites damage our homes, decks, furniture, fence posts and other wooden materials.
But at the 95th annual UC...
ROUNDING UP THE TERMITES--Coordinating the termite trail activity last year at the UC Davis Picnic Day at Briggs Hall was graduate student Tara Thiemann. She'll also be coordinating the termite trails again this year. The UC Davis Picnic Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walking the Line
WALKING THE LINE--A termite follows the scent of what smells like a pheromone, and stops at the end of the ink line. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you attend the 95th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 18 and stop by Briggs Hall between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you'll get a taste of honey.
In fact, six tastes of honey.
Extension Apiculturist Eric Mussen, a 32-year member of the UC...
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION APICULTURIST Eric Mussen (center) answers questions about honey at the annual honey tasting table at Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
HONEY VARIETALS include alfalfa, avocado, basswood, blueberry, buckwheat, clover, eucalyptus, fireweed, orange blossom, sage, sourwood and tupelo. This poster will be displayed at Briggs Hall during the 95th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on sage
HONEY BEE on salvia (sage). Sage honey, primarily produced in California, is rich and light with a cloverlike flavor and "an elegant after taste," according to the National Honey Board. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)