The Bees Have It!

Bug Squad    By Cathy Keatley Garvey  May 29, 2015

If you missed the first-ever UC Davis Bee Symposium on keeping bees healthy, not to worry

The event, hosted May 9 in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science by the Honey and Pollination Centerand the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, drew some 360 people.

Entomology doctoral candidate Matthew Prebus of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, video-recorded the presentations and uploaded them today.

You can watch them on YouTube.

Amina Harris, director of the Honey and Pollination Center, and Michael Parrella, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, welcomed the crowd.

Marla Spivak, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota and a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, keynoted the symposium, speaking on "Helping Bees Stand on Their Own Six Feet."

The presentations on YouTube:

Marla Spivak: Protecting Pollinators

Amy Toth: Combined Effects of Viruses and Nutritional Stress on Honey Bee Health

Elina Niño: Best Management Practices to Support Honey Bee Health

Neal Williams: Enhancing Forage for Bees

Sarah Laird: The Bee Girl

Jake Reisdorf: Getting into Beekeeping- Thoughts from a 12-year-old Beekeeper

Katharina Ullman: Project Integrated Crop Pollination

John Miller: Keeping Bees Healthy with Forage

Benjamin Sallman: Bee Informed Partnership

Gretchen LeBuhn: The Giant Sunflower Project

Christine Casey: Introduction to the Häagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation generously provided funding.

Upcoming blog: Who won the student poster competition at the symposium and with what topics?