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Why Bees Are Disappearing and What You Should Know

Matan Shelomi, wearing a UC Davis entomology shirt, stands in front of the Reichstag in Berlin.

If you should ask Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen of the University of California, Davis, whether he believes that neonicotinoids are the primary cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD), he will say answer you fair and square: "No,...

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM

About Those Walking Sticks...

This is the insect that Matan Shelomi studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why would anyone want to study walking sticks (stick insects)? Well, why wouldn't anyone NOT want to? That's the question we ought to ask. Enter doctoral candidate Matan Shelomi of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. He will...

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Can Bees Have Heart Attacks?

Honey bee heading toward rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Can bees have heart attacks?" We know that honey bees work hard.  They forage for food within a four-mile range of their hive. They can fly up to 15 miles per hour, and their wings can beat about 200 times per second, or 12,000 beats per...

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Forceps held by Danielle Wishon zero in on a bed bug to be fed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most of us remember the old nursery rhyme, "Good night, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite," and vow to do everything we can to avoid any blood-letting. Whether we call them "blood suckers," "menace in the mattress," or "human...

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Honey Bees and Extinction

A honey bee heading toward almond blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Would the extinction of honey bees lead directly to the extinction of humans?" That's a recent question posed on Quora, where folks can ask questions and receive answers. The answer is "no." "We are a resilient species that existed before...

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

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