News Stories about the Urban Bee Lab
Why might bees prefer cities as habitats? October 29, 2016. Overview of a new study in which Dr. Frankie is a co-author.
6 Easy Ways You Can Help Save the Bees. June 3, 2016. LA Times. Jaime Pawelek references our work to make recommendations on "gardening for bees."
Cultivating Place. North State Public Radio. May 12, 2015. NSPR interview Gordon's about California's native bees and how to best support them.
Gardening for Native Bees. The Press Democrat. March 11. 2016. Dr. Frankie is quoted in this article about native bee gardening.
SoCal's Flying Teddy Bears. SoCal Wild. July 2, 2015. Learn about California's carpenter bees!
Check out Gordon Frankie's interview on the Ecology Hour on KZYX (Mendocino Co.)!
New book explores the ABC's of California's native bees, a book review by Pam Pierce at the SF Chronicle. Nov. 2014.
A guide for California wanna-bees. The Green Blog: Green News from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
A, B, and C: What They Really Stand For… A review of our newly released book on the Bug Squad blog for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Foodie Bees: Insects Head Downtown for Dinner National Geographic covering our work in urban Costa Rica!
Plight of the Humble Bee Interview with our new grad student, Laura Ward focusing on our Farming for Native Bees project and neonicotinoids.
Interview with Dr. Gordon Frankie on National Geographic weekend radio show. Click here to listen!
Drought may be taking toll on bees in Sonoma. The Press Democrat. June 28, 2014.
Our Upcoming Book by Heyday Press! Dr. Frankie, Dr. Thorp, Dr. Coville, and Dr. Ertter have a new book coming out this October 2014, California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists.
Spreading the Buzz About Native Bees: Reconnecting with native bee expert Gordon Frankie. Bay Nature magazine. June 2014.
Bees in the News!
The Old Man and Bee. CNN profiled Dr. Robbin Thorp's efforts to track down Bombus franklini, a bee last seen by him in 2006 that could be extinct. December 2016.
Rusty patched bumble bee proposed for US endangered species status. The USFWS is moving to list Bombus affinis as an endangered species, affording it more protection under the law. October 2016.
Bees Added to U.S. Endangered Species List for the First Time. The USFWS has given endangered species status to 7 wild bee species from Hawaii, the first bees in the country to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. October 2016.
Supporting Pollinators Could Have Big Payoff for Texas Cotton Farmers. A new study out of UT Austin demonstrates how increased pollinator diversity can translate to increased cotton yields. June 2016.
See Where Wild Bees Are Disappearing Across the U.S. A first-of-its kind study shows the decline of pollinator populations is bad news for key agricultural regions, including California's Central Valley. January 2016.
Pesticides Linked To Diminished Bee Health. General information about the honey bee crisis and the importance of pollinator protection. November 2015.
Don't Worry, Honey, The Other Bees Have Your Back. NPR piece on the role native bees can play in agro-ecosystems. August 2015.
Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees. Just a few reasons to embrace bee-friendly gardening practices. May 2015.
Marin Master Gardeners: The Buzz on California's Native Bees.
NEONICOTINOIDS: THE NEW DDT? Check out this short documentary on neonic's and how they affect not only pollinators, but other important organisms like birds and aquatic insects.
How to Design a Garden for Native Bees. Houzz online article by Debbie Ballentine. Oct. 2014.
Are Bees Back Up on Their Knees? New York Times Op Ed Piece on CCD and the current status of pollinators. Sept. 2014.
Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure: Study. University of Guelph study. July 2014.
How your Bee-Friendly Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees. Wired magazine. June 2014.
Presidential Memorandum -- Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators