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Shedding New Light on Honey Bee Chromosomes

Honey bee geneticists with long ties to UC Davis are putting together those missing pieces of the puzzle involving bee chromosomes. Newly published research by a team of Germany-based honey bee geneticists, collaborating with Robert Eugene...


"The honey bee genome,” Robert Page Jr. explained, “is composed of about 15,000 genes, each of which operates within a complex network of genes, doing its small, or large, share of work in building the bee, keeping its internal functions operating, or helping it function and behave in its environment. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"The honey bee genome,” Robert Page Jr. explained, “is composed of about 15,000 genes, each of which operates within a complex network of genes, doing its small, or large, share of work in building the bee, keeping its internal functions operating, or helping it function and behave in its environment. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee geneticist Robert Page Jr. (left) with colleagues: bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis, and Martin Beye, former postdoctoral fellow in the Page lab and now a professor at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
Honey bee geneticist Robert Page Jr. (left) with colleagues: bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis, and Martin Beye, former postdoctoral fellow in the Page lab and now a professor at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Honey bee geneticist Robert Page Jr. (left) with colleagues: bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis, and Martin Beye, former postdoctoral fellow in the Page lab and now a professor at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

It All Began at UC Davis

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael

It all began at UC Davis.  The highly acclaimed research published in Current Biology that cracked the 200-year secret of complementary sex determination in honey bees is rooted right here, right here at UC Davis.  Arizona State...

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael
Bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim" Fondrk works the Page bees in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim" Fondrk works the Page bees in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

The Spirit of the Hive

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

The Spirit of the Hive: The Mechanisms of Social Evolution. That's the title of a newly published book written by Robert E. Page Jr., one of the world's foremost honey bee geneticists. In his 224-page book, published by Harvard University Press, Page...

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)

Queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Turning a Page in Entomological History

Bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis manages the Robert Page specialized genetic stock. These bee hives were in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was great to see Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, be selected as one of the 10 fellows of the 6000-member Entomological Society of America for 2012. The ESA Governing Board today...

Bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis manages the Robert Page specialized genetic stock. These bee hives were in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis manages the Robert Page specialized genetic stock. These bee hives were in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk of UC Davis manages the Robert Page specialized genetic stock. These bee hives were in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Springing Into Action at the Laidlaw Facility

Kim Fondrk

It's not spring, but don't tell that to the folks at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis.Today bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim" Fondrk mowed the lush green grass around the apiary. Bee...

Kim Fondrk
Kim Fondrk

BEE BREEDER-GENETICIST Kim Fondrk mows the lush grass at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Examining Almond Blossoms
Examining Almond Blossoms

EXAMINING the almond blossoms on the Laidlaw facility grounds are Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lovely almond blossoms
Lovely almond blossoms

ALMOND BLOSSOMS light up a grassy area on the Laidlaw facility grounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Italian Bee
Italian Bee

ITALIAN BEE forages among the almond blossoms on the Laidlaw Facility grounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 9:35 PM

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