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Honey, Meet Me at the Fair

Karen Flores and Dennis Price

As a child, Dennis Price loved to watch the honey bees. “I could sit and watch them all day,” he said.   He still does. Love the honey bees, that is.   And he never tires of watching them....

Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Friday Lite: Bruce's Big Balloon Battle at Briggs

Wei Xu

Friday lite. That’s what it was. But it was more than that, too. Every year, Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis, wages a water balloon battle for faculty, researchers, graduate students, staff,...

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Beauty Isn't Skin Deep

Anise Swallowtail butterfly

Beauty isn't skin deep. It's wing deep. The Anise Swallowtail butterfly dazzles you with its yellow stripes and blue dots. If it were a painting, it would be a Michelangelo. If it were  music, it would be Vivaldi's...

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Good Bug, Bad Weed

Hillary Thomas with saltcedar

Hillary Thomas' biological control research on a leaf-eating beetle that targets saltcedar has scored a bullseye. Thomas, a doctoral candidate in entomology at UC Davis, has received a $15,000 Robert and Peggy van den Bosch Memorial...

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Carrying a Lot of 'Baggage'

Up, up and away

 If she were boarding an airline, she’d be charged double for baggage.   But she didn’t and she wasn’t.   She's a pollen-packed sunflower bee enjoying our sunflower. Not a honey bee but a sunflower...

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM

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