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Posts Tagged: honey bee


My new hat

Pull up a lawn chair and watch the honey bees. They're buzzing around the Russian sage, gathering nectar. So focused are they that they don't seeem to mind the photographer sharing their space. So dedicated. So committed. So industrious. Wait, a honey...

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 8:21 PM
Tags: focus (1), honey bee (189), peek-a-bee (1), Russian sage (1)

Queen of the Crops

Find Waldo

We often hear of "cream of the crop," but the honey bee is  the "queen of the crops." Honey bees are crucial to California’s $32 billion agriculture industry. They  pollinate more than 90...

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 5:04 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (20), honey bee (189), major crops (1), pollination (2), pomegranate (2)

The Bee and the Fly

A bee meets a fly

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey is a genius, to be sure. Show him a fly and he'll tell you exactly what it is and what it's all about. I shot this photo at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. The honey bee...

Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 12:39 PM

What Price Pollination?

Silver wings

What are insect pollinators worth to the global economy? Well, it's a lot less than the Wall Street plan. Recent research published in the journal Ecological Economics  reveals just how important insect...

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:43 AM
Tags: almonds (2), economy (1), honey bee (189), pollination (2), price of pollination (1)

Cute as a Button (Willow)

Heading for the Nectar

A bee on a ball. When it flowers, the button-willow (Cephalanthus occidentalis), also known as willow buttonbush, honey ball, and button ball (oh, that’s so close to butter ball!) attracts honey bees and butterflies like you...

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2:19 PM

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