Faster than a speeding bullet...
As soon as UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey opened a beehive and removed a chunk of honeycomb to show visitors, here...
GOLDEN BULLET--really a queen yellowjacket--(see far left) heads for a honeycomb held by bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. Beekeepers know that when they open a hive, a predatory yellowjacket with a voracious appetite for honey and bees may be in the vicinity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THIRSTY YELLOWJACKET drinks from a water bowl at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research, UC Davis. Yellowjackets use water to create their paper comblike nests, a mixture of saliva and wood pulp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey loves flies.
So, every chance I get, I shoot an image for him.
Many of the images wind up in his classroom PowerPoint...
Pretty in Pink?
A FLY on a cactus flower: an almost ethereal image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A FLY is the sum of its moving parts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious phenomonen characterized by honey bees abandoning their hives, is still with is, and the cause is still mysterious.
WORKER BEES keep the hive humming. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A SINGLE ANTENNA pokes through a cell from an abandoned hive. Colony collapse disorder is characterized by the mysterious phenomenon of bees leaving the hive, never to return. They leave behind the queen and immature brood (eggs, larvae and pupae) and stored food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Making a difference--that's what it's all about.
An integrated pest management (IPM) team from the United States is in Central Asia for the third Integrated Pest...
FRANK ZALOM, professor of entomology and integrated pest management specialist (IPM), UC Davis Department of Entomology, is part of the IPM team making a difference in Central Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THIS MAP of Central Asia appears in a blog written by Joy Landis of Michigan State University's IPM Program. She's chronicling the IPM team's travels at http://www.ipmglobal.blogspot.com/
Sheridan Miller's gift to UC Davis for honey bee research was both generous and thoughtful.
The 11-year-old Bay Area resident raised $733 for the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr....
BEE PROJECT--Bay Area resident Sheridan Miller raised $733 to help bee research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)