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Melittologist Laurence Packer: 'Extreme Bees in Extreme Environments'

Professor Laurence Packer on location in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

"Extreme Bees in Extreme Environments: Bee Biogeography in the Atacama Desert." That's the title of a seminar tomorrow (Wednesday, May 29) by Laurence Packer, distinguished research professor in the Department of Biology, York University. His...

Professor Laurence Packer on location in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Professor Laurence Packer on location in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Professor Laurence Packer on location in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Bees on the Baseball Field

Sign for fans. (Photographer unknown)

It's not often that we get to mix baseball and pests in our blog, but today we learned that the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds game was delayed by almost 20 minutes due to swarming bees. You can read different takes on this story from the...

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:48 PM
Tags: bees (45), Cincinnati (1), control (41), delay (1), Giants (1), MLB (1), pesticides (28), Reds (1), swarm (3), UC IPM (223)

UC Davis Spring Seminars: from Fruit Flies to Ants to Spider Glue and More!

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies.  Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo, assistant professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has lined up the department's spring seminars for the spring quarter, and what a line-up it is! They range in topics from fruit...

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies.  Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies. Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies. Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a Difference These Four UC Davis Entomologists Are Making!

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They study bees, ants, fruit flies and spider flies. And that's just a small portion of what they do. And what a difference they're making! Four UC Davis entomologists won awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA). They...

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Community Ecologist Rachel Vannette: Hellman Fellowship to Research Pollinator Microbiomes

A honey bee heads for a lupine blossom. Nectar-living microbes release scents or volatile compounds, too, and can influence a pollinator’s foraging preference, according to UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette, recipient of a Hellman Fellowship. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congratulations to community ecologist Rachel Vannette, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology: she was just selected as one of the 11 campus recipients of a Hellman Fellowship grant. Vannette, who researches...

A honey bee heads for a lupine blossom. Nectar-living microbes release scents or volatile compounds, too, and can influence a pollinator’s foraging preference, according to UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette, recipient of a Hellman Fellowship. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for a lupine blossom. Nectar-living microbes release scents or volatile compounds, too, and can influence a pollinator’s foraging preference, according to UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette, recipient of a Hellman Fellowship. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for a lupine blossom. Nectar-living microbes release scents or volatile compounds, too, and can influence a pollinator’s foraging preference, according to UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette, recipient of a Hellman Fellowship. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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