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Gene Brandi, Speaker at WAS Conference: Managing Honey Bees in California

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites--considered the No. 1 enemy of beekeepers--will be among the topics discussed when Gene Brandi of Los Banos, Calif., president of the American Beekeeping Federation, speaks at the 40th annual conference of the Western Apicultural Society, to...

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM

UC Davis Is Place to 'Bee' Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society Conference

The Bee Team: Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, his assistant in planning the WAS program. They are pictured by Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture by Donna Billick that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven. A tour of the garden is planned during the Sept. 5-8 conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis is the place to "bee" on Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, but you'll want to register by Monday, July 31 to get the pre-registration discount. Eric Mussen of UC Davis, who is serving his sixth term as...

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM

UC Davis Commencement Speaker: Upholding the Standard of a Healthy Flatworm

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

“Nematodes” and “commencement” don't usually appear together in the same sentence. But they did when UC Davis student Hannah Trumbull, a human development major and political science minor from Albany, Calif., delivered her...

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Why We Need to Push for Pollinator Protection

Entomologist May Berenbaum  photographs a bee on a pomegranate tree at the UC Davis bee garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, during her May 2014 visit to the campus. With her is Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, now retired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 10th annual National Pollinator Week ends Sunday, June 25, and what an opportunity it's been to showcase our pollinators! As noted entomologist May Berenbaum pointed out, it's "a celebration of Earth's 100,000-plus animal species that, by...

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Surprising Research Results: What the Microbes in Nectar Revealed

Researchers studied the microbes in the nectar of the sticky monkeyflower, Mimulus auranticus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's surprising what the microbes in nectar can reveal. Take the nectar of the sticky monkeyflower, Mimulus auranticus. UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette and colleague Tadashi Fukami of Stanford University decided to examine microbial...

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:03 PM

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