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Pollinator Gardens Make Us Happy: Get Ready for National Pollinator Week!

This is an overview of part of Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for National Pollinator Week, June 18-June 24? A spectacular pollinator garden that's a "must-see" is Kate Frey's pollinator garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. Kate Frey, a world-class pollinator garden designer, pollinator advocate and author...

Why UC Davis Is the Place to 'Bee' on April 7

Honey bee nectaring on an aster. Many asters will be for sale at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The University of California, Davis, is the place to "bee" on Saturday, April 7. There's a plant sale at the UC Davis Arboretum Nursery on Garrod Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there's an open house and plant sale at the Häagen-Dazs Honey...

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Are You a Graduate Student Involved in Pollinator Research?

Phillipp Brand, a graduate student in the Santiago Ramirez lab, UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, and a member of the Population Biology Graduate Group, won the Graduate Student Research Poster competition last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a graduate student engaged in pollinator research, you may want to enter the Graduate Student Research Poster competition, to take place Saturday, March 3 during the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium in the UC Davis Conference Center. The...

4-H Isn't Just About Cows 'n Chickens, You Can 'Bee' All You Can 'Bee'

Ian Weber of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club, a second-year beekeeper, displays his project at the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day. He won a showmanship award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youths who want to learn beekeeping might want to consider joining the 4-H program. Take, for example, the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Program. At the countywide annual Project Skills...

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:12 PM

A Bee Is a Bee Is a Bee...

One's a fly and one's a bee. Can you tell them apart? Honey bee on the left: syrphid fly on the right. They're nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember that line in Gertrude Stein's 1913 poem, Sacred Emily: "A rose is a rose is a rose"? Well, to paraphrase Stein: "A bee is a bee is a bee...except when it's not a bee." In a recent interactive feature in the New York Times, writer Joanna Klein...

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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