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Wonderful News for the CA Master Beekeeper Program!

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, how much this is needed! Congratulations to the California Master Beekeeper Program, the newly announced recipient of a $199,949 grant from the UC Agricultural and Natural Resources through its 2017 Competitive Grants Program.  California...

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Charley Nye (right), manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, scores an applicant in the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM

If Varroa Mites Are Bugging You...Coming Soon: UC Davis Course and WAS Presentation

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a beekeeper and varroa mites are bugging you--to the point whether you wonder if you're keeping bees or the varroa mites are keeping you-- there's hope. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the University of California,...

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites on drone pupae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Of Termites, Bed Bugs and Cockroaches

UC ANR urban entomologist Vernard Lewis stands by his Villa Termiti, built just for termite research. (UC ANR Photo)

We're all going to miss him. The termites, bed bugs and cockroaches--not so much. "Him" is Vernard Lewis, who terminated termites, bugged bed bugs, and controlled cockroaches. As Pamela Kan Rice, assistant director of News and Information Outreach,...

UC ANR urban entomologist Vernard Lewis stands by his Villa Termiti, built just for termite research. (UC ANR Photo)
UC ANR urban entomologist Vernard Lewis stands by his Villa Termiti, built just for termite research. (UC ANR Photo)

UC ANR urban entomologist Vernard Lewis stands by his Villa Termiti, built just for termite research. (UC ANR Photo)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Know Your Native Bees: Here's How!

Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know your native bees? Can you distinguish a sweat bee from a leafcutting bee from a cuckoo bee from a mining bee? No sweat? Or, are you...ahem...sweating the answer?  You can learn more about native bees at a special presentation on...

Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sweat bee, Svastra obliqua expurgate, on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., heading for a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., heading for a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee, Megachile sp., heading for a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavusm, on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Female cuckoo bees are cleptoparasites; they lay their eggs inside the nests of native bees, including Svastra. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavusm, on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Female cuckoo bees are cleptoparasites; they lay their eggs inside the nests of native bees, including Svastra. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavusm, on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Female cuckoo bees are cleptoparasites; they lay their eggs inside the nests of native bees, including Svastra. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena (mining) bee on  meadowfoam, Limnanthes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Andrena (mining) bee on meadowfoam, Limnanthes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena (mining) bee on meadowfoam, Limnanthes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Check Your Citrus Trees for Signs of This Pest

An adult Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo by M. Rogers)

If you're a California commercial citrus grower or a homeowner with a citrus tree on your property, be sure to check for signs of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Think ACP. Think HLB. Think ASAP. ACP spreads the killer huanglongbing (HLB) disease,...

An adult Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo by M. Rogers)
An adult Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo by M. Rogers)

An adult Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo by M. Rogers)

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM

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