“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...
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--Katie Brown, 6, of Phoenix, penciled this letter to UC Davis bee scientists and drew bees to illustrate her concern.
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.
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--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'--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)
Chemical ecologists at the University of California, Davis, are changing their navel-orangeworm research direction after an elementary school student’s science project...
PISTACHIO LOVER--This navel orangeworm showed a preference for pistachios. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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)
I always thought the red-hot poker was primarily red.
This one in the Storer Gardens at the University of California, Davis, was mostly yellow.
It was Saturday, Dec....
BEELINE--A pollen-packed honey bee makes a beeline for a red-hot poker, variety "Christmas Cheer," in the Storer Gardens at UC Davis. The date: Dec. 20, five days before Christmas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red-Hot Poker in Storer Gardens
RED-HOT POKER--The red-hot poker, variety "Christmas Cheer," brightens the Storer Gardens at UC Davis. A bench awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
American humorist-entertainer Will Rogers said "I never met a man I didn't like."
I wonder if he would have said the same thing about insects.
THE ARTIST--Noted artist Catherine Chalmers will speak on "Sex, Food Chains and Cockroaches" from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis.
THE COCKROACH--The cockroach, whether rain-drenched or not, is not one of the public's favorite insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)