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Susan Cobey: Part of WSU Team That Is 'Building a Better Bee'

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

"Girls, where's your mother?” It's August, 2007 and bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis, is opening a hive in the apiary. "Girls, where's your...

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.
WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (far left) and California commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris watch as Manuele Cantoni, Italian queen breeder, opens a hive. This photo was taken last summer in Bologna, Italy.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.
WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.

WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey stands in the carnica apiary of Stane Plut in southern Slovenia. The caged nucs are bear-proof. Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies.

A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of  Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)
A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)

A trailer of old, empty Slovenia bee hives is being used for yard art. This photo was taken in front of the house of Erik Luznar in Slovenia. The WSU team collected in his apiary. (Photo by Jackie Park-Burris)

UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are  Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.
UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.

UC Davis staff research associates in the Elina Lastro Niño lab recently enrolled in one of Susan Cobey's queen bee insemination workshops on Whidbey Island, Washington state. From left are Bernardo Niño, Susan Cobey and Charley Nye.

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:33 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...

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

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

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

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

UC Davis Bee Symposium on May 7: The Place to 'Bee'

Apiculturist Steve Sheppard of Washington State University is the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Bee Symposium. (WSU Photo)

It's the place to "bee" on Sunday, May 7 at the University of California, Davis. You'll meet scientists, environmentalists and beekeepers; you can brush up on bee friendly plants; and you can learn why honey is "as good as gold." Yes, excitement is...

Apiculturist Steve Sheppard of Washington State University is the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Bee Symposium. (WSU Photo)
Apiculturist Steve Sheppard of Washington State University is the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Bee Symposium. (WSU Photo)

Apiculturist Steve Sheppard of Washington State University is the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Bee Symposium. (WSU Photo)

Helicoptering in on the Spanish Lavender

A honey bee nectaring on Spanish lavender. This was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200, f-stop 13, and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. No flash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like writing with light (photography), then you'll probably love capturing images of honey bees spinning like helicopters. In the late afternoon, when the light softens, head over to your favorite Spanish lavender patch. Pull up a chair, listen...

A honey bee nectaring on Spanish lavender. This was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200, f-stop 13, and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. No flash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on Spanish lavender. This was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200, f-stop 13, and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. No flash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on Spanish lavender. This was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200, f-stop 13, and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. No flash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spinning wings: Honey bees nectaring on Spanish lavender. This photo was taken with a Nikon D500, 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200; f-stop, 13; and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spinning wings: Honey bees nectaring on Spanish lavender. This photo was taken with a Nikon D500, 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200; f-stop, 13; and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spinning wings: Honey bees nectaring on Spanish lavender. This photo was taken with a Nikon D500, 200mm macro lens. Settings: ISO 3200; f-stop, 13; and shutter speed of 1/640 of a second. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the red tongue (proboscis) as the honey bee sips nectar from a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the red tongue (proboscis) as the honey bee sips nectar from a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the red tongue (proboscis) as the honey bee sips nectar from a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee cleaning her tongue, just before heading for more nectar from the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee cleaning her tongue, just before heading for more nectar from the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee cleaning her tongue, just before heading for more nectar from the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steve Sheppard: Keynote Speaker at UC Davis Bee Symposium

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know how to keep your bees healthy or do you want to learn more about bees? Registration for the third annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, "Keeping Bees Healthy," set Sunday, May 7 in the UC Davis Conference Center, gets underway on Wednesday, March...

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:04 PM

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