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Real Reason for Flowers? It's All About Sex

Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History.  (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)

You could say that noted entomologist/author Stephen Buchmann has a thing for buds, bees, beetles and butterflies...buds that burst into flowers, and bugs that burst into pollinators. The UC Davis-trained entomologist, author of the newly published...

Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History.  (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)
Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)

Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:24 PM

The Last Survivors: Hammock-Style

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in

It's the look you'll never forget. Disheveled and depressed. Desolate and defeated. Weary and worn.  Is that really Bruce Hammock, the distinguished professor who holds a joint appointment in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in
Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in "The Last Survivors." (Photo courtesy of Tom Hammock, director)

Bruce and Lassie Hammock are depicted as drought-besieged farmers in "The Last Survivors." (Photo courtesy of Tom Hammock, director)

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Mead and Music: Beginning of a UC Davis Feast

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's getting to look a lot like...February. When you see honey bees foraging on the early blooming oxalis, that's a sure sign that February is approaching. And that means it's time for some mead, music and a bee-influenced dinner. The UC Davis...

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:43 PM

One Little Bee

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a bee. One little bee. What are the odds of a honey bee landing on the window of a  UC Davis vehicle parked outside the California Bee Breeders' Association meeting on a cool January day--Wednesday, Jan. 20--at the Ord Bend Community...

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Like to Know More About Honey?

Honey bee on honeycomb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Would you like to know more about honey? You're in luck. The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center is hosting an educational honey tasting on Wednesday night, Jan. 27 in the Sensory Theater of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science...

Honey bee on honeycomb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on honeycomb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on honeycomb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:18 PM

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