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Posts Tagged: Neal Williams

Not Too Late for a Date with the Bee Experts

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't registered yet for the second annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, a daylong event focusing on bee health and best management practices, there's still time. The event, open to the public, is set from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 5:39 PM

'A' Is for Almonds and 'Z' Is for Zamora

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"A" is for almonds and "Z" is for Zamora. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 15 for a two-hour workshop, "Almond Pollination and Orchard Pollinator Planters" in Zamora, Yolo County. It's free and open to the public.UC Davis pollination...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Almond Field Days in Zamora and Lost Hills: And You're Invited

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams (shown) and several of his lab members will be participating in the Almond Field Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to learn more about almond pollination, integrated crop pollination, blue orchard bees, navel orangeworms, wildflower plantings and solarization for wildflpwer planting success. You're in luck. Two almond field days-- one set Thursday,...

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:13 PM

A Push to Protect Pollinators

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a blackberry blossom. (Photo by KathY Keatley Garvey)

A United Nations' organization today issued a global pollinator health report and the news was not good. The two-year global assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) lamented...

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Why Wild Bees Are in Trouble

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our nation's wild bees--which include bumble bees, squash bees and leafcutter bees--are in trouble. A newly published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals just how much trouble. (See research paper) Wild bee...

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 4:58 PM

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