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UC Davis Faculty, Staff to Offer Expertise at Bee Conference

A honey bee heads for a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement is building for 40th annual Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference, set Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis, its birthplace. The non-profit educational organization, geared for small-scale beekeepers in the western United...

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM

UC Davis Researcher to Discuss Fascinating World of Orchid Bees

Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.

In the human world, women may splash themselves with perfume to attract men, but did you know that in the orchid bee world, males gather perfume compounds to attract females? Heaven scent? Orchid bee researcher Santiago Ramirez, an assistant professor...

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

February Promises to Be 'Honey of a Month' for UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center

A honey bee pollinating an orange blossom. Orange blossom honey will be among the varietals featured at the

February promises to be a "honey of a month" for the Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis. Thank the girls (the worker bees), the honey they produce, and visitors' yearnings to taste some of nature's delectable liquid gold. First on tap is the "World...

Free Webinars: Think of the ABCs in Pollination of Specialty Crops

Think of the ABCs: almonds, blueberries and cherries. Then think of watermelons and pumpkins. All those crops will be discussed in a series of free webinars on Ensuring Crop Pollination in U.S. Specialty Crops, set Jan. 24 through March 28. The...

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:03 PM

How Do You Weigh a Bumble Bee? Ask UC Davis Entomologists and Engineers

A bumble bee leaving an experimental colony housed in a cooler. The

A bumble bee news story released today by Andy Fell of UC Davis News and Media Relations is a great example of scientific collaboration between entomologists and engineers. How it all began: Pollination ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor in...

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 4:39 PM

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