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How We Can Help the Bees Through Research
Posted 12/2/2016 - How can we help honey bees through research? That's the topic that Francis Ratnieks, professor of apiculture, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, will cover when he presents a seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the University of California, Davis. He'll...

Holiday Gifts Buggin' Ya?
Posted 12/1/2016 - So you're in a quandary. You have no idea what to get the nature lovers/insect enthusiasts on your holiday gift-giving list. It's buggin' ya. No worries. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA) to the rescue. Every year EGSA...

Norm Gary: Jazz Is Music to His Ears--But So Are the Bees
Posted 11/30/2016 - Jazz is music to his ears, but so are the bees. He's been beekeeping and playing the clarinet for 69 years. Meet Norman Gary of Citrus Heights, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology who retired in 1994 after a 32-year academic career.  As...

Well, Hello There, Tiny Monarch Caterpillar!
Posted 11/29/2016 - Talk about not getting the memo. We walked into our little pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif., this afternoon to cut a few tropical milkweed stems to feed the indoor caterpillars, and there, hidden beneath a leaf, was a tiny caterpillar. Well,...

The Making of a Monarch
Posted 11/28/2016 - If you're addicted to monarchs--and lament that they're overwintering in coastal California and in central Mexico and nowhere near you--no worries. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, has butterflies in its gift shop that...

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