UC Davis Department of Entomology Providing Bees 'n Bugs for Dixon May Fair Display
May 7, 2012
|Brian Fishback at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)|
DAVIS--The UC Davis Department of Entomology will display a honey bee observation hive from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the Dixon May Fair.
The displays will be in the floriculture building, coordinated by superintendent Kathy Hicks, and assistant superintendent Amanda Hicks. This is the fourth year that the UC Davis Department of Entomology has provided the educational displays.
Among the beekeepers and volunteers who will staff the display will be Brian Fishback of Wilton, a past president of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers’ Association. He assists bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey at the Laidlaw facility.
The Laidlaw facility is located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. Scientists do research on both honey bees and native bees. The Bohart Museum, home of more than seven million insect specimens, is located in Room 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, UC Davis campus.
The 137th annual fair, California's oldest fair, opens Thursday, May 10 and continues through Sunday (Mother's Day), May 13. The grounds are located at 655 S. First St., Dixon. See the website at http://www.dixonmayfair.com for more information.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology