R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology
The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology founded in 1946, is located on the UC Davis campus. The museum is dedicated to teaching, research and service. We have the seventh largest insect collection in North America, which is worldwide in coverage. The collection holdings total more than seven million specimens, and focus on terrestrial and fresh water invertebrates. The museum is also home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California’s deserts, mountains, coast and great central valley.
The Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility
The Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility is the largest and most comprehensive state‐supported apiculture facility in North America and the only one in California.
The Laidlaw Facility provides leading cutting‐edge research focusing on basic bee biology and genetics. The faculty also addresses international concerns about bee health, and meet the needs of California’s multibillion dollar agricultural industry. The facility's expertise includes honey bee breeding and genetics, and native bee biology. This facility is uniquely qualified to investigate declining populations of honey bees, native bees and other insect pollinators and to provide solutions.
Bee Biology Road
The UC Davis Bee Haven
The UC Davis Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. Located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, it was planted in Fall 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Häagen-Dazs. The garden is open year-round during daylight hours. Admission is free.