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Tom Seeley: 'Bees Are Superb Beekeepers'

"Honey bees are superb beekeepers; they know what they're doing." So said bee scientist and author Tom Seeley of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., when he keynoted the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, held March 3 in the UC Davis Conference...


"Honey bees are superb beekeepers; they know what they're doing," keynote speaker Tom Seeley tells the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Honey bees are superb beekeepers; they know what they're doing," keynote speaker Tom Seeley tells the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"EVERYTHING that colonies do when they are living on their own (not being managed by beekeepers) is done to favor their survival and their reproduction, and thus their success is contribution to the next generation of colonies," Cornell bee scientist Tom Seeley pointed out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"EVERYTHING that colonies do when they are living on their own (not being managed by beekeepers) is done to favor their survival and their reproduction, and thus their success is contribution to the next generation of colonies," Cornell bee scientist Tom Seeley pointed out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Darwinian beekeeping is allowing the bees to use their own beekeeping skills fully," keynote speaker Tom Seeley says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Darwinian beekeeping is allowing the bees to use their own beekeeping skills fully," keynote speaker Tom Seeley says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Neal Williams (left) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, shares a laugh with keynote speaker Tom Seeley of Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Neal Williams (left) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, shares a laugh with keynote speaker Tom Seeley of Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Neal Williams (left) of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, shares a laugh with keynote speaker Tom Seeley of Cornell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Bee Symposium: Tom Seeley to Speak on the Darwinian Method of Keeping Bees

The evolutionary history of honey bees dates back to at least 30 million years ago. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The evolutionary history of honey bees dates back millions and millions of years. Bees are thought to have appeared at least 130 million years ago, according to British biologist Dave Goulson, author of A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees....

The evolutionary history of honey bees dates back to at least 30 million years ago. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The evolutionary history of honey bees dates back to at least 30 million years ago. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The evolutionary history of honey bees dates back to at least 30 million years ago. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Aren't There More Women in Beekeeping?

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why aren't there more women in beekeeping? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 31 percent of all American farmers are women, contributing $12.9 billion to the agricultural economy, says Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and...

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noted Garden Designer Kate Frey: Plant a Pollinator Garden And They Will Come

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Would you like to design and plant a bee friendly garden? Do you want to attract such pollinators as honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies? World-class garden designer and avid pollinator advocate Kate Frey of Hopland will be among the speakers at...

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, share  teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, share teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, share teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis Honey...

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee class offered by the Elina Lastro Niño lab at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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