Posts Tagged: Eric Mussen
When a bee truck overturns, all sorts of things can happen. None of them is good--unless both the people and the bees fare well. Bystanders panic. Bees can and do react to all the commotion by stinging the first responders and the bystanders. It's...
A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's out. The newly published edition of The Hive and the Honey Bee edited by American Bee Journal editor Joe Graham, is now a reality. This is the bible of the beekeeping world, and rightfully so. It was first published in 1853--which, by the way,...
Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, with Barbara Allen-Diaz, then vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired, shows a bee hive to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey with a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographers are frustrated, and rightfully so, with all the thievery on the Internet. Like many other photos, "The Sting," is being used illegally for commercial purposes. It's appeared on sites like PhotoBucket where unscrupulous people sell it...
The Sting: A bee stings the wrist of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. That's the abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
'The Sting' now has a life of its own and many are using it for their own commercial purposes: to profit from a photo that is not theirs.
If you've ever seen honey bees foraging on primrose, you may have seen something unusual. What's with the pollen hanging below their hind legs as they buzz from primrose to primrose? There's a reason for that. Distinguished emeritus professor Robbin...
A honey bee prepares to visit another primose. Note the stringy mass of pollen hanging from her hind legs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee rapidly covering the distance to the primrose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Almost in! Honey bee partially enters a primrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging inside a primrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
We humans brush our teeth, and we sometimes brush our tongues. But have you ever seen a honey bee cleaning her tongue? Bay Nature contributing editor Alison Hawks recently asked two of our UC Davis bee experts why bees clean themselves. Their...
A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)