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Visiting bee scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland at bee beard event at  the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Courtesy Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visiting bee scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland at bee beard event at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Courtesy Kathy Keatley Garvey)

University of California communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey won the top feature award from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences with this photo of visiting scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland with a bee beard.

Garvey, who works with the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology, captured the shot at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at Davis.

Garvey also won a gold award from the ACE for “best writing on the web.” Since 2008, she has won a dozen gold awards from ACE for her writing and photography and received the Outstanding Professional Skill Award for Photography in 2012 and 2013.