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Posts Tagged: New York Times

Tough Time for Bees

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In February--the afternoon of Feb. 8 to be exact--Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology told us that California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of 800,000 acres. He...

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Why Organic Farmers Love Hover Flies

Hover Fly

“If you were an aphid on a head of lettuce, a hoverfly larva would be a nightmare. They are voracious eaters of aphids. One larva per plant will control the aphids.” That's what organic researcher Eric Brennan of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS),...

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

HOVER FLY working a flower in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the University of California, Davis. The larvae of hover flies are voracious aphid eaters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of hover fly, also known as a syrphid fly or flower fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Yes, Indeed, Let's Hear It for the Bees

Honey bee on button willow

Great article in the Tuesday, April 28 edition of  The New York Times on "Let's Hear It for the Bees." And did I mention that the photo accompanying the article is one I shot last year on a Yolo County farm tour? The bee is nectaring a...

Honey bee on button willow
Honey bee on button willow

BUTTON WILLOW--This photo of a honey bee nectaring a button willow appears in the New York Times' article on "Let's Hear It for the Bees" by guest writer Leon Kreitzman. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey on a Yolo County farm tour)

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM

War on Dengue Fever

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott is mentioned in "The War on Dengue Fever," a news article published Nov. 3, 2008 in the New York Times. Scott is a leading expert on dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aeges...

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott
Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST--Thomas Scott, professor of entomology at UC Davis, is one of the leading authorities on dengue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the lab
In the lab

IN THE LAB--Battling mosquito-borne diseases, Thomas Scott, medical entomologist and professor of entomology at UC Davis, maintains a mosquito research lab in Briggs Hall on the UC Davis campus and field stations in Mexico, Thailand and Peru. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Tags: dengue (1), New York Times (4), Thomas Scott (1)
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