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So You Want to Become a Master Beekeeper...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a Master Beekeeper. You don't want to just keep bees, you want to devote your life to learning more about them and understanding them. And you want to engage in public service. “Any universal and immutable scale with which...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Examining a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees clustering on a frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Bee My Valentine

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee my valentine. There's something about a honey bee foraging on a flowering quince that makes you long for Valentine's Day and the end of winter. Flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) is one of the first flowers of the year to bloom. And bloom it does,...

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:17 PM

May the Buzz Be With You

A female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you feel the buzz in 2015? The honey bees, bumble bees, sunflower bees, sweat bees...what a year it was! It's time to walk down memory lane--or stray from the garden path--and post a few bee images from 2015. It wasn't all flowers and sunshine....

A female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female ultra green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, foraging on a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, foraging on a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, foraging on a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on a Bacopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on a Bacopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on a Bacopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two sunflower bees battle it out: a male Svastra (larger bee delivers quick kick to a smaller male Melissodes. The flower is a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two sunflower bees battle it out: a male Svastra (larger bee delivers quick kick to a smaller male Melissodes. The flower is a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two sunflower bees battle it out: a male Svastra (larger bee delivers quick kick to a smaller male Melissodes. The flower is a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating a bee, predator vs. prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis eating a bee, predator vs. prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis eating a bee, predator vs. prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies, family Milichiidae, and probably genus Desmometopa, dining on a honey bee, a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader flies, family Milichiidae, and probably genus Desmometopa, dining on a honey bee, a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies, family Milichiidae, and probably genus Desmometopa, dining on a honey bee, a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Celebrating the Honey Bee

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Confusion exists as to whether National Honey Bee Day is Aug. 15 or Aug. 22. The group that formed National Honey Bee Awareness Day says its Aug. 15. Pennsylvania Apiculture, aka PennApic, launched the National Honey Bee Awareness Day in...

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Give Her Some Space

A honey bee queen on a finger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you see a news story about "honey bees" in a newspaper or magazine, odds are you'll see it spelled as one word,  "honeybees."    That's because the Associated Press Stylebook, the journalists' "bible," spells it that way. So do...

A honey bee queen on a finger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee queen on a finger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee queen on a finger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:26 PM

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