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Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis Honey...

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Faculty, Staff to Offer Expertise at Bee Conference

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement is building for 40th annual Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference, set Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis, its birthplace. The non-profit educational organization, geared for small-scale beekeepers in the western United...

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, leaves a rockpurslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM

UC Davis Researcher to Discuss Fascinating World of Orchid Bees

Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.

In the human world, women may splash themselves with perfume to attract men, but did you know that in the orchid bee world, males gather perfume compounds to attract females? Heaven scent? Orchid bee researcher Santiago Ramirez, an assistant professor...

Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.
Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.

Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

February Promises to Be 'Honey of a Month' for UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the

February promises to be a "honey of a month" for the Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis. Thank the girls (the worker bees), the honey they produce, and visitors' yearnings to taste some of nature's delectable liquid gold. First on tap is the "World...

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the
A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the "World of Honey" event, sponsored by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the "World of Honey" event, sponsored by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Free Webinars: Think of the ABCs in Pollination of Specialty Crops

Think of the ABCs: almonds, blueberries and cherries. Then think of watermelons and pumpkins. All those crops will be discussed in a series of free webinars on Ensuring Crop Pollination in U.S. Specialty Crops, set Jan. 24 through March 28. The...


"A" is for almonds. A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"A" is for almonds. A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"B" is for blueberries. This is the result of bee pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"B" is for blueberries. This is the result of bee pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"C" is for cherries. A honey bee pollinating a cherry blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"C" is for cherries. A honey bee pollinating a cherry blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:03 PM

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