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A Timely Topic and None Too Soon: The Troubling State of Pollinators

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a timely topic--and none too soon! And the University of California, Davis, is a major part of it. Next July: a major occurrence in the world of pollinators: UC Davis will host the seventh annual International Pollinator Conference, a four-day...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heading toward a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear that Buzz? Saturday is National Honey Bee Day!

Postdoctoral scholar Laura Brutscher of the Elina Lastro Niño lab at UC Davis talks about who lives in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear that buzz? Tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 18) is National Honey Bee Day. A small group of beekeepers originated the observance back in 2009 to spotlight bees and beekeeping. They petitioned and obtained a proclamation from the U.S. Department of...

Postdoctoral scholar Laura Brutscher of the Elina Lastro Niño lab at UC Davis talks about who lives in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Postdoctoral scholar Laura Brutscher of the Elina Lastro Niño lab at UC Davis talks about who lives in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Postdoctoral scholar Laura Brutscher of the Elina Lastro Niño lab at UC Davis talks about who lives in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The youngsters enjoy dressing up in beekeeper protective suits and being photographed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The youngsters enjoy dressing up in beekeeper protective suits and being photographed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The youngsters enjoy dressing up in beekeeper protective suits and being photographed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño talks about the importance of pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño talks about the importance of pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño talks about the importance of pollination. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the youngsters bee specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the youngsters bee specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather of the California Master Beekeeper Program shows the youngsters bee specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility, introduces the students to honey varietals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility, introduces the students to honey varietals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility, introduces the students to honey varietals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The students catch, examine and release bees with bee vacuum devices. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The students catch, examine and release bees with bee vacuum devices. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The students catch, examine and release bees with bee vacuum devices. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marcel Ramos of the Niño lab opens a hive inside a netted enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marcel Ramos of the Niño lab opens a hive inside a netted enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marcel Ramos of the Niño lab opens a hive inside a netted enclosure. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

National Pollinator Week: Visit the UC Davis Bee Garden

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's celebrate National Pollinator Week. And what better time for the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology to host an open house than during National Pollinator Week? It's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at its bee...

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and bumble bee share a coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This is a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a blanketflower, Gaillardia, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described
A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described "rock artist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mosaic-ceramic sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Donna Billick of Davis, a self-described "rock artist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bee Tent at the California Honey Festival Was All the Buzz

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the second annual California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, you probably heard the buzz. Or at least you saw the crowd circling Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of...

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Large crowds gathered around Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño as she opened a bee hive at the California Honey Festival and talked about bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Festival-goers marveled at Elina Lastro Niño's live bee demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the hive open in the foreground, Elina Lastro Niño talks to festival-goers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California Honey Festival attendees got this view, as Elina Lastro Niño held out a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Expressions ranged from awestruck to delight to excitement as a drone was passed around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why You Should Bee-Coming to the California Honey Festival

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's why you should bee-coming to the second annual California Honey Festival, set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. Think fun, food, friends, family, and free. The honey-of-an-event--attendance is free--promises to be...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (left) demonstrates how to open a hive to a UC Davis summer camp. She'll be giving three live bee demonstrations at the California Honey Bee Festival: the first at 11:15, then 1 p.m. and the third at 3:45 in the bee tent. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, stands ready to greet visitors to the second annual California Honey Festival, set all day Saturday, May 5 in downtown Woodland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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