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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Picnic Day

Show Me the Honey--And They Did!

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." ...

'Show Me the Honey' and 'Show Me the Bugs' at UC Davis Picnic Day

There will be lots to see during Picnic Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These butterflies are among the museum's nearly 8 million insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. They are, you know, everywhere. However, when the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 22, you'll find them primarily at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's exhibits...

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM

'B' Is for Bugs: Bugs at the Bohart and Briggs

Honey bees at work in the UC Davis bee observation hive, to be displayed April 22 in Briggs Hall during the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"B" is for bugs. Bugs at the Bohart and Briggs. That would be the Bohart Museum of Entomology and Briggs Hall. Both buildings will be the site of many insect-related activities planned by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology at the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Is It an Insect? Find Out at UC Davis Picnic Day

A popular attraction at Briggs Hall is this dispay: Is it an Insect? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Is it an insect? How can you tell? When the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology participates in the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 22, visitors to Briggs Hall and the Bohart Museum of Entomology will learn all about...

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:09 PM

What a Stretch to Get the Nectar!

A honey bee

How often do you see a honey bee "standing upright" to reach nectar? "Well, I guess I could just buzz up there and grab some nectar! But why not stay right here where I am and just s-t-r-e-t-c-h  like a giraffe to get it?" This bee, foraging on a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:52 PM
Tags: honey (3), honey bees (2), nectar (1), Photinia (1), stretch (1), UC Davis Picnic Day (32), worker bees (1)

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