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All Things Lavender

Honey Bee on Lavender

A field of dreams, for a honey bee, almost certainly would be a field of lavender. Call it what you want, but if a bee could talk, it would probably be "lovely lavender." When UC Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Eric Mussen, member of...

Honey Bee on Lavender
Honey Bee on Lavender

HONEY BEE nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delicate wings
Delicate wings

DELICATE WINGS of a honey bee look like a bridal veil as as she nectars on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Touchdown!

Feet First

Insects love the lavender. Think honey bees, syrphids, and carpenter bees. The noisiest are the male carpenter bees. They buzz the lavender looking for females and then touch down for the nectar. They're quick, territorial, aggressive and noisy. We...

Feet First
Feet First

FEET FIRST--A male carpenter bee glides in for a landing on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectaring Lavender
Nectaring Lavender

MALE CARPENTER BEE nectars lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM

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