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Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Got Hives or Want Hives? Enroll in UC Davis Beekeeping Courses

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño (left) with participants in a beekeeping course at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a beekeeper...or you want to advance your apiary skills? Or maybe there's "keeper" in the family and you want to give him or her a gift certificate that will fit nicely under the Christmas tree?  You're in good...

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 3:33 PM

How Much Do You Know About Entomology?

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

“You have just moved into an apartment that has been vacant for weeks but whose prior owners had several cats and dogs. A very few days after you move in you are bitten by a huge number of cat fleas that seem to have...

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Sometimes The Unexpected Happens

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take the case of the female praying mantis delivered to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for an educational display. The Bohart, home of some eight million insect specimens, also...

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

A Boy, Bugs, a Birthday and the Bohart

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer (left) and budding entomologist Ty Elowe of Mesa, Ariz., show their bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A 12-year-old boy from Mesa, Ariz. with a lifelong interest in bugs, got what he wished for last week at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. This story is about a boy, bugs, a birthday and the Bohart. Ty Elowe, who...

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:19 AM

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