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Posts Tagged: pollination

Free Webinars: Think of the ABCs in Pollination of Specialty Crops

Think of the ABCs: almonds, blueberries and cherries. Then think of watermelons and pumpkins. All those crops will be discussed in a series of free webinars on Ensuring Crop Pollination in U.S. Specialty Crops, set Jan. 24 through March 28. The...

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Another Reason to Be Involved in 4-H: Think Bees!

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 4-H Youth Development Program is an incredible opportunity for youths to learn new skills, make new friends, and become involved in leadership activities and community service projects. It's all about "Making the Best Better" and "Learn by...

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Why Pollination and Pollinator Protection Are Important

Honey bee pollinating an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't already seen it, you need to watch it. "Pollination and Protecting Pollinators" is a 51-minute documentary by Washington State University (WSU) Cooperative Extension that explores how valuable honey bees are, why they're crucial, and what...

When a Butterfly Looks Like a Penguin

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sharp-eyed youngster noticed the resemblance. When entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, was showing elementary school students the museum's moth and butterfly collection, a...

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Waiting for the Bees

A queen black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on pansies on Jan. 22, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where, oh where, is that first bumble bee of the year? It's about this time of the year when the queen black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, and the queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerge.  One of our area readers asked...

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:19 PM

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