Backyard Orchard News
One of the highlights of Susan Cobey's class on "The Art of Queen Bee Rearing" is a visit to...
Queen Bee and Her Retinue
Diners know that a napkin serves a good purpose: touch the lips with it or protect the lap.Well,...
Honey Bee on Napkin
His topic is enticing: "The Irritable Insect."We've all found a few species of insects irritable;...
The first flight of male California red scale was detected the week of March 14 in Tulare County. My web site provides degree day calculations (both current and 30 year averages) for projecting when the 1st generation of crawlers will appear. http://ucanr.org/sites/KACCitrusEntomology/Home/California_Red_Scale/Degree_Days_885/
Of course, monitoring your own orchards with pheromone traps, crawler tapes and/or temperature units is more accurate.
When honey bees make the transition from egg to larva to pupa to adult, it's magical. Today we...