In an aging queen bee, does age affect the quality of her offspring? Why do some bees leave the hive and never return?Extension Apiculturist Eric Mussen (right), a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty, touches on these subjects in the...
Honey Bee and Catmint
HONEY BEE heads for catmint, a favorite of insect pollinators. The plant (genus Nepeta) is a member of the mint family or Lamiaceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
SIPPING NECTAR from catmint, a honey bee buzzes from blossom to blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's National Pollinator Week, and what a perfect time to welcome native pollinator specialist Neal Williams to the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty.
He's actually no stranger to UC Davis. He's been collaborating with researchers at the Harry...
NATIVE POLLINATOR SPECIALIST Neal Williams has just joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty. Here he shows a collection of native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THIS INSECT is a female sweat bee, Halictus tripartitus. It is sometimes mistaken for a honey bee. The sweat bee, however, is a native, and the common honey bee or Western honey bee, is not. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)