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Highly Successful Biodiversity Museum Day

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They saw bugs. They saw bones. They saw honey bees. They saw hawks. Those were just a few of the...

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Five Reasons Why All This Rain Is Bad for Almond Pollination Season

During a sun break on Feb. 12, 2017, a  pollen-laden honey bee heads for more almond blossoms in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it's definitely not a...

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM

KUIC Meets the Entomologists and Coco McFluffin

Oh, no, an escapee! Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and KUIC host Barbara Hoover share a laugh as a Madagascar hissing cockroach decides not to star but to escape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a buggy, sweet kind of day when KUIC Radio 95.3  hosted a coffee break for the Bohart...

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Echeveria and Sempervivum and Graptopetalum, Oh My!

Echeveria elegans

By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, February 17, 2015. The current emphasis on...

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 AM

UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET...

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

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