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The Buzz Behind the Bee

Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's the buzz behind the bee? The Western Apicultural Society, headed by president Eric Mussen of UC Davis, Extension apiculturist emeritus, wanted a unique bee T-shirt design for its 40th anniversary conference, set Sept. 5-8 at UC Davis. "We wanted...

Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Bee Health: That's What It's All About

A queen and her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bee health" is on the minds of beekeepers, scientists, farmers, growers, gardeners, environmentalists and generally, everyone who cares about bees. Which should be everyone. So we're looking forward to a special seminar by Pennsylvania State University...

A queen and her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen and her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen and her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM

What's It Like Inside a Bee?

A honey bee necatring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's it like inside a bee? A honey bee, that is. Research entomologist Jay Evans of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) will discuss "What's It Like Inside a Bee? Genetic Approaches to Honey Bee Health" at the UC Davis Department of...

A honey bee necatring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee necatring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee necatring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Bee-ing Healthy

This frame shows healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When it comes to honey bee health, beekeepers know that the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) ranks as "Beekeeping Enemy No. 1." These are terrible blood-sucking parasites that attack bees and raise havoc in the hive. They transmit a variety of diseases...

This frame shows healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This frame shows healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This frame shows healthy bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee and her workers. A Varroa mite is on the head of a bee at right of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee and her workers. A Varroa mite is on the head of a bee at right of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee and her workers. A Varroa mite is on the head of a bee at right of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Varroa mite on a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a Varroa mite on a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Varroa mite on a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM

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Honey Bees

Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, makes seven good points in his piece on honey bee health published in the Jan. 18th edition of The Daily Green.Scientists, he writes, don't know what exactly causes colony collapse disorder (CCD), the...

Honey Bees
Honey Bees

THESE HONEY BEES are faring well at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kim Flottum
Kim Flottum

EDITOR Kim Flottum of Bee Culture with a cluster of bees used by Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, in a bee wrangling stunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 8:47 PM

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