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A Day to Wear Red

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're around the UC Davis campus on Friday, Feb. 5, be sure to wear red. Faculty, staff and students--and everyone else interested--will take over Hutchison Field, UC Davis campus, on Friday for the third annual UC Davis Wears Red Day. It's meant...

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Going Native

Female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, foraging Jan. 25 at the Benicia Capitol State Park. Note the tiny wasp, which appears to be a bethylid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees aren't the only bees out foraging. We saw our first native bee of the season on Jan. 25 at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park. Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the UC Davis...

Female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, foraging Jan. 25 at the Benicia Capitol State Park. Note the tiny wasp, which appears to be a bethylid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, foraging Jan. 25 at the Benicia Capitol State Park. Note the tiny wasp, which appears to be a bethylid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, foraging Jan. 25 at the Benicia Capitol State Park. Note the tiny wasp, which appears to be a bethylid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The head of the sweat bee,Halictus rubicundus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The head of the sweat bee,Halictus rubicundus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The head of the sweat bee,Halictus rubicundus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, prepars for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, prepars for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female sweat bee, Halictus rubicundus, prepars for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:15 PM

The Last Survivors: Hammock-Style

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in

It's the look you'll never forget. Disheveled and depressed. Desolate and defeated. Weary and worn.  Is that really Bruce Hammock, the distinguished professor who holds a joint appointment in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology...

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in
Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in "The Last Survivors." (Photo courtesy of Tom Hammock, director)

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in "The Last Survivors." (Photo courtesy of Tom Hammock, director)

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:54 PM
Tags: Bruce Hammock (26), film (1), indie (1), Lassie Hammock (1), The Lost Survivors (1), The Well (2), Tom Hammock (3), UC Davis (72)

UC Davis Experts to Speak at 'Basics of Beekeeping' Conference

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the

Want to learn the basics of beekeeping from a team of experts, including scientists from the University of California, Davis, at a two-day conference set Feb. 27-28 in Cherry Valley, Riverside County?  Registration is now underway for the...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the "Basics of Beekeeping" conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is shown here working with beekeeping course students. She will be a speaker at the "Basics of Beekeeping" conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Everything's Coming Up Bees at UC Davis!

Extension apiculturist and professor David Tarpy of North Carolina State University will present a seminar on

Everything's coming up bees! A number of eminent bee scientists will be speaking soon at UC Davis. They include David Tarby, Gene Robinson and Dennis vanEngelsdorp. David Tarpy, Wednesday, Feb. 3Extension apiculturist/professor David Tarpy of North...

Extension apiculturist and professor David Tarpy of North Carolina State University will present a seminar on
Extension apiculturist and professor David Tarpy of North Carolina State University will present a seminar on "Young Regality: a Day in the Life of a Virgin Queen Bee" from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 in 122 Briggs Hall, Kleiber Hall Drive, UC Davis. (North Carolina University Photo)

Extension apiculturist and professor David Tarpy of North Carolina State University will present a seminar on "Young Regality: a Day in the Life of a Virgin Queen Bee" from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 in 122 Briggs Hall, Kleiber Hall Drive, UC Davis. (North Carolina University Photo)

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:55 PM

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