Backyard Orchard News
Honey bee population declining? You wouldn't know it if you were to visit the two rapini patches...
A honey bee foraging on rapini at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee takes a liking to the rapini. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Multi-tasking honey bee cleaning its tongue and packing its pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A large pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Citrus Production Manual is published! For the month of April the price is reduced from $75 to...
What an un-bee-lievably generous gift! Debra Jamison, state regent of the California State...
Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.
DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.
A unique effort to raise funds to collect insects in the biodiversity hotspot of Belize—which...
Fran Keller chasing dragonflies. (Photo by Alex Wild)
David Wyatt with a ringtail.
Beekeepers know the varroa mite as "Public Enemy No. 1." And it's an enemy to be reckoned with,...
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (second from left) talks to a UC Davis class in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Third from left is forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, one of the two class instructors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen shows a frame to the students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites are reddish brown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen reaches for a smoker as a bee (far left) buzzes off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)