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I'm Just a Little Ol' Honey Bee Foraging on Lavender

Peek-a-bee! Hi, it's just me, a honey bee foraging on lavender in mid-December in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I'm just a little ol' honey bee foraging on lavender. I left my warm colony in Vacaville, Calif. to see if there's any nectar out there. My sisters are hungry. I'm not sure if we have enough honey to tide us over until spring. Look, here's some...

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Tags: colony (2), foraging (1), honey bee (187), lavender (26)

A 'Firecracker of a Surprise' in Davis: Who Knew?

These are the caterpillars (larvae) of the Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, that Ria de Grassi noticed on her firecracker plant. (Photo by Ria de Grassi)

When plant and insect enthusiast Ria de Grassi discovered caterpillars on her firecracker plant, Russelia equisetiformis, last July 10 in her yard in Davis, Calif., she asked noted butterfly authority Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of...

Want to Learn How to Care for Bees? UC Davis Offering Courses

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño conducts a beekeeping course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to bee-come a beekeeper and learn the ABC's of taking care of colonies? Think "A" for apiary; "B" for bees; and "C" for colonies. Here's how to join the ranks of California's estimated 11,000 backyard and small-scale beekeepers. Or, if you're...

Wonderful News for the CA Master Beekeeper Program!

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, how much this is needed! Congratulations to the California Master Beekeeper Program, the newly announced recipient of a $199,949 grant from the UC Agricultural and Natural Resources through its 2017 Competitive Grants Program.  California...

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Time Is Ticking...Do You Fuse Art with Science?

If fuse art with science through drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures, textiles, video, or mixed media, consider entering the Consilience of Art and Science Show at the Pence Gallery, Davis. Here a honey bee

Time is ticking...do you fuse art with science? Is your art ready to show? Organizers of the Consilience of Art and Science Show, a biannual display sponsored by the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program and the Pence Art Gallery, Davis, are...

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:57 PM

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