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Why Bumble Bee Expert Robbin Thorp Would Have Been Proud

This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)

Robbin Thorp would have been proud of what happened on Thursday, Jan. 14. When the UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, a global authority on bumble bees,...

This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)
This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)

This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)

In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)

In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)

The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)

The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Highly Successful UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium Is Now Online

Screen shot of the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0

If you missed the recent UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium on saliva and sewage tests, plus vaccines, not to worry. It's online on YouTube...

Screen shot of the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0
Screen shot of the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0

Screen shot of the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium. It's online on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Paq0ka3NIP0

Nam Tran of the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, discusses COVID-19 tests.
Nam Tran of the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, discusses COVID-19 tests.

Nam Tran of the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, discusses COVID-19 tests.

UC Davis undergraduate student Eva Pak asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium.
UC Davis undergraduate student Eva Pak asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium.

UC Davis undergraduate student Eva Pak asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 symposium.

UC Davis undergraduate student Sudev Namboodiri asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium.
UC Davis undergraduate student Sudev Namboodiri asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium.

UC Davis undergraduate student Sudev Namboodiri asks a question at the UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium.

Vaccine specialist Dr. Stuart Cohen of UC Davis Health responding to questions.
Vaccine specialist Dr. Stuart Cohen of UC Davis Health responding to questions.

Vaccine specialist Dr. Stuart Cohen of UC Davis Health responding to questions.

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Innovation

A Delight to See in January: A Bombus in Benicia

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're out there! Yes, after a l-o-n-g, cold, hard winter, bumble bees are emerging. At least in Solano County.  At 11:20 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 13), we spotted...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on oxalis in Benicia. Note the orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on oxalis in Benicia. Note the orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on oxalis in Benicia. Note the orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bombus vosnesenskii, caught in flight, targets oxalis in Benicia.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bombus vosnesenskii, caught in flight, targets oxalis in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bombus vosnesenskii, caught in flight, targets oxalis in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee buzzes toward the foraging bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee buzzes toward the foraging bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee buzzes toward the foraging bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Symposium: Do You Have Questions on COVID-19 Tests and Vaccines?

The UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19 tests and vaccines will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 13.

(Note:  UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal focuses his research on the biochemical and molecular basis of insect olfaction, or how insects perceive...

The UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19 tests and vaccines will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 13.
The UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19 tests and vaccines will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 13.

The UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19 tests and vaccines will take place at 5 p.m., Jan. 13.

Screen shot of the third UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19. Organizer-moderator is pictured at top right.
Screen shot of the third UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19. Organizer-moderator is pictured at top right.

Screen shot of the third UC Davis Symposium on COVID-19. Organizer-moderator is pictured at top right.

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 3:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Health, Innovation

UC Network Formed to Strengthen Honey Bee Health and Crop Pollination

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds  usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see the University of California's Office of the President award a three-year $900,000 grant to four UC Davis campuses to establish a network of bee researchers...

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds  usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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