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Well Said

Michael

UC Davis bee specialists were well represented in a recent edition of The IPM Practitioner, which landed on...

Michael
Michael "Kim" Fondrk

TENDING BEES--Michael "Kim" Fondrk of UC Davis tends his bees in a Dixon almond orchard. This photo appeared in The IPM Practitioner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Susan Cobey
Susan Cobey

CHECKING THE FRAME--UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey checks the health of a frame of bees. This photo appeared in The IPM Practitioner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM

What We Learn from the Insects

Heart Researchers

Call it serendipity. Call it a major collaborative effort. Call it a keen eye for science. Whatever...

Heart Researchers
Heart Researchers

Bruce Hammock and Nipavan Chiamvimonvat look at enzyme distribution in a heart muscle cell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 5:01 PM

Our Young Bee Crusaders

Katie Brown

“Dear Bee Scientists,” wrote 6-year-old Katie Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.  “I am giving this money to you so you can help the bees. I...

Katie Brown
Katie Brown

BEE CRUSADER--Katie Brown, 6, of Phoenix, Ariz., loves bees and just donated $20 from her allowance savings to the UC Davis honey bee research program.

Letter to bee scientists
Letter to bee scientists

LETTER TO BEE SCIENTISTS--Katie Brown, 6, of Phoenix, penciled this letter to UC Davis bee scientists and drew bees to illustrate her concern.

Hannah Fisher Gray
Hannah Fisher Gray

BEE CRUSADER--Hannah Fisher Gray, 11, of Wilmington, Del., asked her birthday guests to donate to the honey bee research fund instead of giving presents to her. She collected $110, and then matched the funds so she could give $110 to UC Davis and $110 to Pennyslvania State. One of her friends gave her this t-shirt.

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Blowin' Smoke

Blowin' Smoke

If you've been around honey bee hives much, you know what a smoker is. It's a tool that beekeepers use to...

Blowin' Smoke
Blowin' Smoke

BLOWIN' SMOKE--Smoke shoots from a bee smoker at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. Bee hives are in the background.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just Smokin'
Just Smokin'

JUST SMOKIN'--Smoke curls into intricate patterns in this shot of a bee smoker at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Penchant for Pistachios Leads to Startling Find

Navel Orangeworm

Chemical ecologists at the University of California, Davis, are changing their navel-orangeworm research direction after an elementary school student’s science project...

Navel Orangeworm
Navel Orangeworm

PISTACHIO LOVER--This navel orangeworm showed a preference for pistachios. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Young scientist Gabriel Leal
Young scientist Gabriel Leal

YOUNG SCIENTIST--Eleven-year-old Gabriel Leal of Davis works on his science project in which he found that the navel orangeworm prefers pistachios over almonds and walnuts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 6:12 PM

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