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Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts a honey tasting on Saturday, April 21 as part of the UC Davis 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day, it promises...

How to Become a California Master Beekeeper

This was the scene at the Harry H. Laidlaw Research Facility, UC Davis, for a testing of applicants for the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a California Master Beekeeper. Yes! You can begin the process by registering on the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) website, announced program director and California Extension Apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Heaven in the Bee Haven

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei). and pollinated the almond blossoms. It seemed like spring. Nearly 600 visitors crowded into the half-acre bee...

Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, Robert Mondavi...

What's New in Entomology/Nematology Seminars

Entomologist Fiona Goggin of the University of Arkansas studies plant defenses. A UC Davis alumnus, she will return to the campus Jan. 17 to present a seminar. Here aphids suck out plant juices in a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology is gearing up for a plethora of seminars for the winter quarter--ranging from understanding insect behavior to understanding biodiversity. The department launched the seminars  Wednesday, Jan. 10 with epidemiologist Amy Morrison of Iquitos,...

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