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Seeing Eye-to-Eye on a Sedum

Honey bee sharing a sedum blossom with a Gray Hairstreak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've ever watched a Gray Hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) nectaring a sedum, and then watched a honey bee (Apis mellifera) land on the same flower, it's a study in sharing. "I was here first," says the Gray Hairstreak, sipping nectar. "I was here second," says the honey bee. So they...

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:39 PM

California's three-part drought survival plan

Anglers hike down to the water's edge at the San Luis Reservoir. The reservoir is at 30 percent of capacity.

National Public Radio reporter Kurt Siegler spoke to the director of the UC California Institute for Water Resources, Doug Parker, to set the stage for a five-minute report on the California drought for All Things Considered. (The story is embedded below.) In California, Siegler reported, water is...

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM
Tags: Doug Parker (8), drought (101)

A Gathering of Beekeepers: Follow That Buzz!

CSBA President Bill Lewis of the San Fernando Valley talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) at the California Agriculture Day, State Capitol, in March. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Follow that buzz! When the California State Beekeepers' Association, founded in 1889, meets Nov. 18-20 in Valencia for its 2014 convention, it will mark a milestone: 125 years of beekeeping. Not so coincidentally, the theme is "Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping." And to...

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

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Taste the Possibilities: Adding Value to Your Ag Business
Date: November 3, 2014

A workshop for farmers interested in creating value-added products featuring locally grown produce.

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