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UC Davis Mead Course: From Honey to Bottle in One Day

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Rome wasn't built in a day. But learning how to make mead? You can learn the process from "honey...

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)
Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Get Outside: Environmental Education for Kids

5-mile in Bidwell Park by Joyce Hill

If you have school-age children, you may have noticed that something new is infusing science...

Chico fall foliage Liriodendron (Tulip Tree) by Joyce Hill
Chico fall foliage Liriodendron (Tulip Tree) by Joyce Hill

Chico fall foliage Liriodendron (tulip tree) by Joyce Hill

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:00 AM
  • Author: Laura Lukes

What Are You Thankful for? Insects on the List?

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're seated at the Thanksgiving dinner table listening to what people are thankful for, what...

A native bee,  Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native bee, Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native bee, Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:18 PM

Emily Bick: She Does UC Davis And Entomology Proud

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Emily Bick does UC Davis proud, not to mention the field of entomology. Bick, who received her...

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)
Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6:31 PM

Detection of Citrus Disease Triggers Quarantine in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties

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A quarantine has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB),...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:46 PM

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