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Feel the Buzz: Want to Become a Master Beekeeper?

Find the queen? This photo was taken in the apiary of Jackie Park-Burris Queens, Palo Cedro. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to feel the buzz? If you're a beekeeper and have kept bees for at least a year, you might want to become a Master Beekeeper. The E. L. Niño Bee Lab, directed by Extension Apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, University of California,...

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Christine Merlin: Why Those Monarchs Migrate When They Do

Texas A&M University biologist Christine Merlin examines a monarch. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University)

From her post at Texas A&M University, located at College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston, Christine Merlin basically has a front-row seat for the monarch butterfly migration. She sees them heading to Mexico to overwinter, and she sees them...

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Winged Primrose Willow Update

Just saw this on the UC Rice Blog :: May 25, 2016 Winged Primrose Willow Update Author: Luis Espino Published on: May 25, 2016   I have received an update from the Butte County Ag Commissioner's office regarding winged primrose willow....

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 8:28 AM
Tags: Rice (6), Weeds (25)

No Sweat? Yes, Sweat!

Sweat bees from the genus  Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This image was taken with a NIkon D800 with a 60mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen a mob of tiny sweat bees? The bees below, from the genus Lasioglossum  (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis), just about...

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Save the date for the 2nd annual Do No Harm restoration workshop in Davis, CA 11/15/16!

Please save the date for the 2nd annual Do No Harm workshop focusing on 'Considerations for the use of non-local species in ecological restoration'. The event will be held in Davis, CA on November 15th 2016.  For information and to register, go...

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:11 PM

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