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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology

'Life in the Hive': Bee-utiful Art

Multiple hands at work on the mosaic ceramic panels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It’s all about the bees, the garden and the art. The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program is installing mosaic ceramic panels on cement planters at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden on Bee Biology Road, west of...

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Bugfest at Dixon May Fair

Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows his daughter, Emily, his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you think that every insect on a flower is a honey bee, you should see what the UC Davis Department of Entomology is showcasing at the Dixon May Fair, May 9-12. You'll not only see honey bees in a bee observation hive, but specimens of bumble...

About That Stink Bug...

Brown marmorated stink bugs. (USDA, Stephen Ausmus)

It doesn't usually make the 6 o'clock news--or even the 10 o'clock news--but it's trouble. Trouble, indeed. The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha hales), a native of Asia, was first discovered in the United States in Allentown, Penn., in...

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Ladybugs Coming Up in the World

Two ladybugs in a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Decisions, decisions... Where's the best spot for the new residents of my garden? I acquired two ladybugs last Saturday during the 99th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Background: as part of the campuswide celebration, the Department of Entomology annually...

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Sounding the Alarm for Bumble Bees

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Scabiosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Bumble bees are major contributors to pollination of crops and wildflowers throughout the temperate northern hemisphere. Many species have declined, contributing to fears that we might face a 'pollination crisis.'" So says David Goulson,...

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM

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