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Posts Tagged: colony collapse disorder

Tough Time for Bees

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In February--the afternoon of Feb. 8 to be exact--Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology told us that California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of 800,000 acres. He...

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Neonics Creating Quite a Buzz

A thriving honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The neonicotinoid pesticides are creating quite a buzz in the bee world. Research published this week in the Science journal zeroed in on the effects of the neonics on honey bees and bumble bees.Science writer Eric Stokstad, in his news analysis...

A thriving honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A thriving honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A thriving honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees have abandoned the hive in an apparent colony collapse disorder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bees have abandoned the hive in an apparent colony collapse disorder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees have abandoned the hive in an apparent colony collapse disorder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Zeroing in on Honey Bee Decline

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen answers questions from a Woodland crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen talks a lot about the declining honey bee population. After all, he's served as the Extension apiculturist with the UC Davis Department of Entomology since 1976. Over the last several weeks, however, he's been fielding scores...

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen answers questions from a Woodland crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen answers questions from a Woodland crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen answers questions from a Woodland crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM

CCD: Worldwide Malady

Honey Bee

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist and a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty, is quoted in a Dec. 6 article in the Epoch Times about colony collapse disorder (CCD). CCD is the mysterious phenomenon characterized by...

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

HONEY BEE pollinating an almond tree at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric Mussen
Eric Mussen

HONEY BEE GURU Eric Mussen receives news media calls from all over the world. Here he's in front of hives at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Faciity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Bees Still in Trouble

Tending the Bees

The news is not good.The honey bee crisis is worsening. Back in November of 2006, commercial beekeeper David Hackenberg of Pennsylvania sounded the alarm. Fifty 50 percent of his bees had collapsed in Florida. Other beekeepers came forward with equally...

Tending the Bees
Tending the Bees

UC DAVIS BEEKEEPER Elizabeth "Liz" Frost tends bees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of a frame shows the queen bee (upper left) and her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM

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