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Revisiting 'The 13 Bugs of Christmas'

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's time to revisit "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." You've heard "The 12 Days of Christmas," beginning with a single "partridge in a pear tree" and ending with "12 drummers drumming." In between: two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds, five...

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Cordovan) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites: Public Enemy No. 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

The 13 Bugs of Christmas

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Christmas Day and time to revisit  "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." Back in 2010, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and yours truly came up with a song about "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." Presented at the...

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden bee (Italian subspecies of Apis mellifera) nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee emerging. Beekeepers know the sound of a queen bee piping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM

The 13 Bugs of Christmas

GOLDEN BEE found her way into the lyrics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology's

Forget "The 12 Days of Christmas." It's "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." The UC Davis Department of Entomology came up with a song at its annual holiday party that drew roaring applause--and attention to bugs that either please or plague people. The song,...

GOLDEN BEE found her way into the lyrics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology's
GOLDEN BEE found her way into the lyrics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology's "The 13 Bugs of Christmas." The authors called attention to "five golden bees." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM
 
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