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Mighty Mite

Varroa mite on drone

The BBC this week examined colony collapse disorder (CCD), a mysterious phenomonen characterized by bees abandoning their hives.  The adult bees buzz off, leaving the  brood and stored food behind. They do not return. Many bee specialists...

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Analyze This!

Darwin

A chimpanzee holds a monarch butterfly in a ceramic art work titled “Darwin.”   Human hands cradle insects and assorted objects in a ceramic...

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Largest Carabid Beetle in California

Carabid beetle

Tomorrow's a good day to learn about carabid beetles. Kipling "Kip" Will, associate professor of insect systematics,  Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley,  will discuss his research at a...

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Better than Cotton Candy

Honey bee

The skies brightened last weekend and the rain-weary honey bees returned to the nectarine blossoms in our yard They were in the pink again! Capturing images of the bees gathering nectar and pollen is more fun than eating cotton candy at a county...

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Pistol Packin' Mamas

Pollen load

Pistol packin’ mamas have nothing on honey bees.   Have you ever seen the pollen load that a honey...

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM

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