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Posts Tagged: pollination

Thank a Farmer, Thank a Beekeeper

Two honey bees want the same pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You may have missed it, but today (Thursday, Oct. 12) is National Farmers' Day. The day originated back in the 1800s as a way to recognize and thank farmers for all the work they do to feed our nation--and the world. It's also time to thank a...

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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

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