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A Gathering of Beekeepers

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If anyone at Lake Tahoe has bee issues that need answering next week, they need look no farther than Harrah's Lake Tahoe. The beekeepers will be there! The California State Beekeepers' Association (CSBA) will meet for its 128th annual convention,...

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:20 PM

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...

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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.
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)
WSU bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey (seated) works on queen bee insemination while California commerical queen bee breeder Jackie Park Burris watches. They were involved in semen collection last summer in the apiary of Fausto Ridolfi, Bologna, Italy. The Bologna area is the center of the queen producers in Italy, just as the Chico area is the center of queen producers in the United States.
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.
Susan Cobey holding a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey, 2007)
Steve Sheppard, chair of WSU Department of Entomology (WSU Photo)
Brandon Hopkins, cryopreservation (WSU Photo)

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

For the Love of Honey Bees: Elizabeth Frost Now Back In Australia

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Elizabeth "Liz" Frost, formerly of the University of California, Davis, is taking her love of honey bees back to Australia. She's the newly hired honey bee development officer, an Extension-like position, in the state of New South Wales. Frost left the...

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Elizabeth "Liz" Frost in the pollinator garden she installed at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth "Liz" Frost in the pollinator garden she installed at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Pollination and Pollinator Protection Are Important

Honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't already seen it, you need to watch it. "Pollination and Protecting Pollinators" is a 51-minute documentary by Washington State University (WSU) Cooperative Extension that explores how valuable honey bees are, why they're crucial, and what...

Honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All the Buzz: The Hive and the Honey Bee

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)

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)
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)

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)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired, shows a bee hive to visitors. (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)
Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey with a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey with a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:37 PM

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