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Posts Tagged: honey bee

The Curl

The curl

In football lingo, a curl is a spin on a football, which makes it swerve when it's kicked. Honey bees can also "curl." I took this photo today of a lone bee curled on purple sage. The worker bee was gathering nectar in the summerlike...

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 5:54 PM
Tags: curl (1), honey bee (192), sage (2)

A Sad Photo

Abandoned Hive

It's a sad photo. The antenna of a honey bee pokes out of an abandoned hive. Victim of colony collapse disorder (CCD)? Perhaps. Everytime I look at the bent antenna, I think of a plea for help. Help me! Help me! Please help me! This bee should have...

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Dracula in the Garden

Pitcher plant

The red-pigmented white pitcher plant we purchased at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Faire looks like a flamboyant coral reef. Like a hat askew, its ruffled “lid” hangs over the trumpet-shaped...

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 12:48 PM


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 (192), 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 (192), major crops (1), pollination (2), pomegranate (2)

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