Posts Tagged: California Master Beekeeper Program
"Honey bees contribute nearly $20 billion to the value of U.S. crop production," according to the American Beekeeping Federation's Pollination Facts. "This contribution, made by managed honey bees, comes in the form of increased yields and superior...
A honey bee gives a "high five." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
To bee or not to bee? That's a crucial question as the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, Honey Bee Haven and the California Master Beekeeper Program scramble for funds between now and Sunday, Feb. 28. That's when the UC...
A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's all about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the... Think birds and bats, honey bees and hornets, butterflies and beetles, and the flowers they pollinate. Think yeast cultures and cougars, and nematodes and nightingales, and lions and...
A honey bee loading up on mustard pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native bee, Melissodes agilis, on the move as it zooms over a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Specimens showcased at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which is a participating in the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly spreads its wings in this photo, taken in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This lion specimen is part of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Consider the honey bee. Like all insects, it has a head, thorax and abdomen. But are you familiar with the rest of its anatomy? Here's an opportunity to learn about "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" in a class offered Saturday, Oct. 19...
The parts of a honey bee include the head, thorax and abdomen. A class on "Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee" takes place Oct. 19 at UC Davis, and is offered by the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. This image was taken in Vacaville of a bee heading toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're a beekeeper or plan to be a beekeeper, you're aware of Public Enemy No. 1. That would be the varroa mite, Varroa destructor, an eight-legged external parasite that attacks and feeds on honey bees. Those mites can spread viruses and decimate a...
A varroa mite on a drone pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite-infestation on a drone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite on a worker bee that is nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A vial containing varroa mites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)