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'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'--Revisited

Five gold rings? How about five golden bees?

Back in 2010, two innovators with the UC Davis Department of Entomology (now the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology) decided that "The 12 Days of Christmas" ought to be replaced with insects. Remember that iconic song, "The 12 Days of...

Five gold rings? How about five golden bees?
Five gold rings? How about five golden bees? "On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 golden bees, 4 calling cicadas, 3 French flies, 2 tortoise beetles and a psyllid in a pear tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Five gold rings? How about five golden bees? "On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 golden bees, 4 calling cicadas, 3 French flies, 2 tortoise beetles and a psyllid in a pear tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Buggy Kind of Christmas: A Poem Revisited

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a buggy kind of Christmas. Mussen/Garvey style.You've heard "The 12 Days of Christmas," beginning with a single "partridge in a pear tree" and ending with "12 drummers drumming." In between: two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds,...

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites are Pubic Enemy No. 1 of beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's time to revisit "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." You've heard "The 12 Days of Christmas," beginning with a single "partridge in a pear tree" and ending with "12 drummers drumming." In between: two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds, five...

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'

A golden bee (Italian). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's time to revisit "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." You've heard "The 12 Days of Christmas," beginning with a single "partridge in a pear tree" and ending with "12 drummers drumming." In between: two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds,...

A golden bee (Italian). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden bee (Italian). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden bee (Italian).(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

The 13 Bugs of Christmas

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Christmas Day and time to revisit  "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." Back in 2010, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and yours truly came up with a song about "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." Presented at the...

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM
 
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