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How We Can Help the Bees Through Research

A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How can we help honey bees through research? That's the topic that Francis Ratnieks, professor of apiculture, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, will cover when he presents a seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the University of California, Davis. He'll...

A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Not Too Late for a Date with the Bee Experts

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't registered yet for the second annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, a daylong event focusing on bee health and best management practices, there's still time. The event, open to the public, is set from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Italian honey bee dusted with pollen. It is foraging on an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Italian honey bee dusted with pollen. It is foraging on an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Italian honey bee dusted with pollen. It is foraging on an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the Shift from Nurse Bees to Foragers...

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever thought about the honey bee colony, the transition of nurse bees to foragers? What all is involved? There's exciting news today out of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Califoirnia, Davis. A team of...

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mite (beneath wing) feeding on a forager (worker bee) as it's nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Wasp Love!

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, foraging for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Wasp love." You don't hear those two words often, but you'll hear them often from Amy Toth, who's hoping that the hashtag, #wasplove, will draw attention to the wonderful world of wasps. Toth, known for her work on bee and wasp behavior,genomics, and...

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, foraging for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, foraging for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, foraging for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amy Toth with a favorite wasp. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University)
Amy Toth with a favorite wasp. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University)

Amy Toth with a favorite wasp. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University)

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Honey Bee Scientist Amro Zayed at UC Davis Feb. 11

The queen and her court. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's a lot of interest building in this seminar. Amro Zayed of the Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada, will speak on  "Honey Bee Behavioral Genomics: Worker Behavior and Adaptation" from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11...

The queen and her court. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The queen and her court. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The queen and her court. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:49 PM

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