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How Do Insects, Spiders React to a Partial Solar Eclipse?

A honey bee nectaring on African blue basil during the partial solar eclipse in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The sky darkens. The temperature drops several degrees. A breeze rustles the leaves of the African...

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:05 PM

A Honey of a Day--And It Gets Better!

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño shows a frame to her class at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saturday, Aug. 19 promises to be a honey of a day--in more ways than one! And it gets better! It's...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:37 PM

It's National Honey Bee Day! (August 19th)

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National Honey Bee Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every August. This year it falls on...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Keep an Eye out for Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on rose. (Jack Kelly Clark)

This time of year, you may notice a white, powdery looking growth on fruit, vegetable plants or...

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Top-Bar Beekeeping Advocate Les Crowder to Speak at WAS Conference at UC Davis

Les Crowder examines a frame from his top-bar hive. A resident of Austin, Texas, he will speak Sept. 7 at the Western Apicultural Society conference at UC Davis.

Are top-bar beekeeping hives for you? What are their advantages and disadvantages as compared to...

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:50 PM

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