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Why Turning 40 Is a Bee-Boggling Event: Western Apicultural Society's Big Conference

Pointing out the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Turning 40 can be mind-boggling. But it will be bee-boggling--all bee-boggling--when the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) meets Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis for its 40th annual conference. So much to do. So much to hear. So much to...

Show Me the Honey: From Your Bees!

A honey bee foraging on star thistle, Centaurea solstitialis. It's an invasive weed but makes great honey, beekeepers and honey connoisseurs say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Imagine watching your honey bees gathering nectar from star thistle--which some beekeepers claim makes the best honey. (Yes, Centaurea solstitialis is an invasive weed. The love-hate relationship runs deep; farmers and environmentalists hate it;...

The Medfly 'Through the Decades': Tune in to Hear Professor Carey on July 3

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember when scientists first detected the Mediterranean fruit fly in California? It was the early 1980s. The invasive insect, better known as the medfly (Ceratitis capitata), threatened the state's multi-billion-dollar fruit and vegetable industry,...

Best Sentence Collection: Stings Happen When Bees Are 'Aminated and Antagonistic'

An unusual image of a honey bee sting. Note the stinger embedded in the wrist and the honey bee pulling away, its abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Killer bees can pursue people for more than a quarter mile when they are animated and antagonistic and die once they sting since the stingers are located at their abdomen." Hmmm, run that by again? We've all written "please-let-me-do-this-over-again"...

Why We Want Our Bees to Be 'In the Pink!

Two honey bees nearly collide over this pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees are known to prefer yellow and blue flowers, but pink suits them just fine, too. Here's proof: Two honey bees nearly collide over a pink zinnia. Another honey bee burrows into a pink oxalis. A young honey bee takes a liking to a pink...

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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