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Raccoons

Juvenile racoon. (L. Fitzhugh)

Raccoons may look adorable at times, but when this nocturnal animal appears in your yard at night, its “cuteness” factor quickly disappears. Raccoons normally live in natural areas, but they can easily adapt and survive in urban settings...

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:52 AM
Tags: damage (12), disease (30), parasites (4), pests (54), raccoons (1), UC IPM (214)

The Untold Story About Parasites, Flowers and Bees

A honey bee foraging on a pansy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who knew? UC Riverside entomologist Peter Graystock and  colleagues Dave Goulson and William O. H. Hughes of the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, just published first-of-its-kind research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, that clearly...

A honey bee foraging on a pansy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a pansy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a pansy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads toward a pansy blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads toward a pansy blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads toward a pansy blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our Bees Deserve The Best

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is National Pollinator Week and what better time to post some bee wisdom from Cooperative Extension apiculturist (now emeritus) Eric Mussen? Based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, Mussen completed 38 years of service last...

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (now emeritus, shows visitors the inside of a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen explains bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive: the queen bee goes about laying eggs as worker bees tend to her needs and the needs of the colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Tags: diseases (9), Eric Mussen (245), honey bees (339), malnutrition (1), National Pollinator Week (17), parasites (4), pesticides (27), pests (54), stress (1)

Biological Control Pest Note Revised

This green lacewing adult is a general predator that feeds on many soft-bodied insects.

Biological control is the beneficial action of predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors in controlling pests and their damage. Biological control provided by these living organisms (collectively called "natural enemies") is especially important...

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Tags: beneficials (1), biological control (6), Dreistadt (3), ipm (55), parasites (4), predators (7)
 
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