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How Many Wild Bee Species Do We Need to Pollinate Our Crops?

A bumble bee pollinating blueberries. (Photo courtesy of Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University)

They set out to answer the question: "How many wild bee species do we need to pollinate our crops?" The answer: "Not nearly enough bees are available for crop pollination." Check out the biodiversity-crop pollination research published today in...

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Maj Rundlöf Seminar: How Pesticide Exposure, Floral Resources Drive Bumble Bee Diversity

Researcher Maj Rundlöf working in red clover seed field in Skåne, southern Sweden. (Photo by Christian Krintel)

What better day to deliver a seminar on bumble bees than on Valentine's Day? That's when ecologist and environmental scientist Maj Rundlöf of Lund University, Sweden, will speak on “Pesticide Exposure and Flower Resources as Drivers of...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Honey Bees Think It's Spring on the UC Davis Campus

A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spring doesn't "spring" on the University of California, Davis campus. Sometimes it skitters, scampers and scoots. That's in between the cool and warm temperatures that deceive us--and the bees. Actually, spring won't punch the clock until March...

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Not Just Honey Bees Pollinate Almonds

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's beginning to look a lot like...almond pollination season in California. Almonds usually begin blooming around Valentine's Day, but it's often earlier, depending on where you look or live. Take Benicia, Solano County. Its little hot spots near...

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis...

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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