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Kate Frey: Bee Gardens Make Us Happy

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Salvia

Whether you plant them, nurture them, or walk through them, bee gardens make us happy. That's what world-class pollinator garden designer, pollinator advocate and author Kate Frey told the crowd at the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, hosted by the...

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Bumble Bees on the Move

A bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble bees stole the show during the Graduate Student Poster Research Competition at the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, themed "Keeping Bees Healthy." John Mola, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis Department of...

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...

All Systems Are 'Bee' for UC Davis Bee Symposium

Odds are, due to the rain, you won't find any bees flying around Davis during the UC Davis Bee Symposium, but you might find a rainbow or a reflection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All systems are "bee" for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, on Saturday, March 3. Except for a little liquid sunshine. Unexpected rain, however, won't deter beekeepers, bee scientists and other bee enthusiasts from...

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Researcher Santiago Ramirez to Discuss Those Amazing Orchid Bees

An orchid bee in flight. UC Davis researcher Santiago Ramirez will discuss his work at the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Sympoisum on March 3. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)

Have you ever marveled at those amazing male orchid bees, which gather perfume compounds to attract females? Distributed throughout South and Central America, orchid bees are easily distinguished by their brilliant metallic coloration, primarily green,...

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM

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