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Kathy Keatley Garvey

UC Davis makes a buzz in National Geographic

Honeybee expertise at UC Davis figured prominently in a piece, “Quest for a Superbee,” published in the May edition of National Geographic. Staff research associate/beekeeper Billy Synk worked with and assisted photographer Anand Varma’s needs for a year in the development of the illustrated article. Extension apiculturist emeritus Eric Mussen, who retired last June after 38 years […]

Name that bug! Bohart welcomes visitors Sunday

How do insects get their names? What process is involved? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. The theme is “Name That Bug! How About Bob?” Scientists at […]

Out of Africa and back to Davis: James Carey will give special presentation

Visting Namibia, one of the least densely populated countries in the world, should be on everyone’s bucket list, says Distinguished Professor James R. Carey of the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology. Carey will give a presentation titled “African Odyssey: A Natural History and Cultural Journey Through Uganda, Namibia and Kenya” on Wednesday, May […]

UCD celebrates bee garden’s five years

Beekeeping demonstrations and garden tours are planned Saturday at the fifth anniversary of the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology’s bee garden. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey […]

UCD study: Crickets not enough to feed the world just yet

Crickets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein in the human diet to supplement or replace livestock consumption, according to newly published research at UC Davis. Worldwide, statistics show that crickets are the most widely cultivated insects for the human diet and are considered the “gateway bug” for […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bring on the bugs! (at Picnic Day)

A picnic without bugs just isn’t a picnic. Ask any entomologist. When the 100th Picnic Day takes place at UC Davis on Saturday, visitors will see plenty of insects and other arthropods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two sites: Briggs Hall on Kleiber Hall Drive and the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Crocker […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art, science topics explored at LASER

Those attending the UC Davis LASER (Leonardo Art Science Eventing Rendezvous) on Thursday, April 9, will learn about angels, tree disease, kinetic sculpture and a fluorescent bunny. The event, free and open to the public, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building on the UCD campus. LASER […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteer extraordinaire loves spreading his wings

Entomologist Jeff Smith knows how to spread his wings — and that of butterflies and moths, too.

Usually “spreading one’s wings” means leaving, but for Smith — a retired businessman, a 27-year volunteer at UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology and a U.S. Air Force veteran — “spreading wings” means staying and doing what he loves.

Smith curates the 400,000-specimen Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, a world-renowned insect museum that houses a global collection …

Bees, bees, bees featured at Bohart Museum open house

“Pollination Nation” is the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at UC Davis. The museum is in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane. “It will be about bees, bees, bees!” said Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and a professor […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New organization would connect arts, humanities, science

A colloquium will take place Monday, March 16, at UC Davis to consider creating an umbrella organization or institute that would connect art, humanities and science on the UCD campus. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant Environmental Sciences Building. A reception will follow the discussions, from 5 to […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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