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It's Tough Being a Bee During the Springlike Rains

A honey bee pollinating a nectarine blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's tough being a bee--especially when you have work to do and the rain won't let you out of your hive. But when there's a sun break, it's gangbusters. To put it in alliteration, we spotted a bevy of boisterous bees networking in the nectarine...

A honey bee pollinating a nectarine blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a nectarine blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a nectarine blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A foraging honey bee takes a liking to a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A foraging honey bee takes a liking to a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A foraging honey bee takes a liking to a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM

All Systems Are 'Bee' for UC Davis Bee Symposium

Odds are, due to the rain, you won't find any bees flying around Davis during the UC Davis Bee Symposium, but you might find a rainbow or a reflection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All systems are "bee" for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, on Saturday, March 3. Except for a little liquid sunshine. Unexpected rain, however, won't deter beekeepers, bee scientists and other bee enthusiasts from...

Odds are, due to the rain, you won't find any bees flying around Davis during the UC Davis Bee Symposium, but you might find a rainbow or a reflection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Odds are, due to the rain, you won't find any bees flying around Davis during the UC Davis Bee Symposium, but you might find a rainbow or a reflection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Odds are, due to the rain, you won't find any bees flying around Davis during the UC Davis Bee Symposium, but you might find a rainbow or a reflection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM

A Golden Moment

Honey bee on nectarine blossom on Presidents' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a golden moment.The honey bees that collected pollen from our nectarine trees today looked as if they were lugging gold nuggets left over from the California Gold Rush. Struggling with the heavy pollen loads, some of the bees crashed to the...

Honey bee on nectarine blossom on Presidents' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on nectarine blossom on Presidents' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on nectarine blossom on Presidents' Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With a head dusted in pollen, a honey bee works the blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With a head dusted in pollen, a honey bee works the blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With a head dusted in pollen, a honey bee works the blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen-packing honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM
Tags: honey bees (341), nectarines (7)

Pollen Power

Pollen Power

Cool temperatures and honey bees do not a good team make. Since honey bees don't forage until temperatures hit 50 to 55 degrees, we haven't seen many bees gathering pollen from our nectarine trees. If you love nectarines, there's a lot to love....

Pollen Power
Pollen Power

HONEY BEE forages in a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen Everywhere
Pollen Everywhere

POLLEN-PACKIN' honey bee is headfirst inside a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen Load
Pollen Load

THIS POLLEN LOAD is comparable to a beach ball next to a human. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Nectarines Bursting Into Bloom

Nectarine Blossoms

It's Presidents' Day and far too early for nectarines to burst into bloom.The unseasonable weather, however, fooled 'em.Didn't fool the honey bees. Despite the relatively low temperatures--50 degrees--they buzzed into our yard to greet the blossoms and...

Nectarine Blossoms
Nectarine Blossoms

A HONEY BEE heads for the only blossom on the nectarine branch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in Flight
Caught in Flight

POLLEN-PACKING honey bee heads toward a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lots of Pollen
Lots of Pollen

THIS POLLEN LOAD almost looks like beach-ball size on this honey bee. Note the pollen on her head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 5:15 PM
Tags: honey bees (341), nectarines (7)

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