Do you have gardening questions?
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The trained volunteers of the UCCE Master Gardener Program extend the services of your local Cooperative Extension advisers by providing practical and accurate home gardening information.
You can contact us with your gardening questions by:
calling our hotline at (530) 822-7515,
dropping by our office at 142A Garden Highway, Yuba City, Tuesdays, 9-12 noon, and Thursdays, 1 to 4pm, or
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Where Do Foraging Bees Go to Die?
Posted 5/21/2013 - "Where do foraging bees go to die?" That question was asked this week of honey bee guru Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, who serves as the statewide Extension apiculturist. "Do they return to the hive? Do they retire and live...
My Old Flame
Posted 5/20/2013 - I usually can't get within 25 yards of a dragonfly. Not so in our back yard. A flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata) has apparently decided that this is where he wants to be. Last Saturday, for nine hours, he perched on a...
Poor ol' Ladybug
Posted 5/17/2013 - The lady beetle, aka ladybug, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. We don't know how she managed to get tangled in the cellar spider's web or why the cellar spider opted to have her for dinner instead waiting for a tasty honey bee, a nutritious...
Posted 5/16/2013 - Consider the lady beetle, aka ladybug. It's not a bug, but a beetle. It belong to the family Coccinellidae, and scientists have described about 5000 species worldwide, and about 450 in North America. Some quick facts... Ladybugs are not always...
About Those Neonics
Posted 5/15/2013 - "For many years, beekeepers and environmentally interested individuals have expressed the opinion that the use of neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics") have interfered with the ability of honey bees and native bees to conduct their life activities...