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It's a Honey of a Festival

A frame from a hive. The California Honey Festival will feature honey, mead, bees, speakers, live music, a kids' zone, and arts and crafts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's going to be a honey of a festival. Truly. And Amina Harris would love it if you're interested in participating in this event or volunteering. Harris directs the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food...

Plant-back Studies - Another Avenue for IR-4 to Address Specialty Crop Growers' Needs (repost)

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I've reposted (with permission) Stephen Flanagan's article from The IR-4 Project.  Check out the whole issue  "Volume 48 No.1 Winter 2017" for several interesting articles from a program that is incredibly important to pest management in...

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:53 PM

UCR 2017 Urban Pest Management Conference

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Mark your calendar!!! 26th UCR Urban Pest Management Conference Date: March 29th, 2017 Location: UC Riverside Extension Official program and registration form are available on the conference website.  This day-long...

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Well, Hello, Bumble Bee...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, peers at the photographer. This one buzzed into Robbin Thorp's office at UC Davis on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are the odds? Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, greeted a visitor on Feb. 14 in his office in the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. This visitor didn't talk,...

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM

A Story No One Is Letting Robert Washino Forget

Sharing coffee last week at the Bohart Museum were  medical entomologist Robert Washino, emeritus professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology (now Entomology and Nematology) and Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and UC Davis professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a story that no one is letting him forget. Noted medical entomologist Robert "Bob" Washino, emeritus professor of entomology and a veteran academic administrator at UC Davis, was hanging out in his back yard in Davis last spring when an aedine...

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:55 PM

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