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The Buzz About Honey Bees and Marijuana

Honey bees laden with pollen returning to their colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, "retired" in June of 2014 after 38 years of service but his phone and keyboard at Briggs Hall gather no dust. The honey bee guru continues to answer a...

Honey bees laden with pollen returning to their colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees laden with pollen returning to their colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees laden with pollen returning to their colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM
Tags: Cannabis (1), Eric Mussen (245), hemp (1), honey bees (349), marijuana (1), pesticides (7), pollinators (31), pot (1), UC Davis (172), weed (1)

Neonics Severely Affecting Queen Bees

A queen bee circled by her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone from scientists to environmentalists to beekeepers are clamoring for more research on the effects of neonicotinoids on honey bees. How do neonics affect queen bees? Newly published research led by Geoffrey Williams of the Institute...

A queen bee circled by her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee circled by her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee circled by her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bees cleaning out a queen cell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Worker bees cleaning out a queen cell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bees cleaning out a queen cell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee breeder's queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee breeder's queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee breeder's queen cells. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Our Bees Deserve The Best

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is National Pollinator Week and what better time to post some bee wisdom from Cooperative Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric Mussen? Based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, Mussen completed 38 years of service last...

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM

When Bees Get in Trouble

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bees are incredibly good at picking up what's in their environment." So said Senior Extension Associate Maryann Frazier of Penn State when she addressed the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's seminar last Wednesday, April 2 in Briggs...

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her colony at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maryann Frazier with the list of 171 pesticides screened in the U.S. survey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Honey Bee Expert to Give UC Davis Seminar April 2 on Pesticide Conundrum

Maryann Frazier inspects a hive. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)

Pesticides. Honey Bees. The two don't go together, but how can we protect both crops and pollinators? "Pesticides may be necessary in today's cropping systems but large monocultures have resulted in the need for significant use of insecticides,...

Maryann Frazier inspects a hive. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)
Maryann Frazier inspects a hive. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)

Maryann Frazier inspects a hive. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)

Honey bees thriving at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees thriving at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees thriving at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Tags: honey bees (349), Maryann Frazier (2), pesticides (7), seminar (9)

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