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Thinking Outside the Box

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Diane Ullman, Donna Billick and Sarah Dalrymple (Sarah is shown at right) are used to thinking outside the box. Now they are thinking inside and outside the hive. Visitors to the grand opening celebration of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, set from 10...

Intricate Work
Intricate Work

THE TWO BEEHIVE columns installed at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven involved intricate work. Here Diane Ullman, Eric Mussen and Donna Billick adjust the structure. Ullman and Billick are the co-founders and co-directors of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program that created the art for the haven. Mussen is an Extension apiculturist and a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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INSTALLING a beehive column in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven are Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen and UC Davis entomology professor Diane Ullman, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raising the Box
Raising the Box

TWO SETS of hands raise a bee box at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The trio of Eric Mussen, Diane Ullman and Donna Billick installed the two beehive columns, which grace the entrance to the bee friendly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Miss Bee Haven

Rock Artist

Undergraduate degree in genetics? Check. Master’s degree in fine arts? Check.Scientist and artist? Check. Such is the case with scientist-artist Donna Billick, who created the “Miss Bee Haven” six-foot bee sculpture in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven...

Rock Artist
Rock Artist

SELF-DESCRIBED rock artist Donna Billick with her sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

BEE SCULPTURE created by Donna Billick is morphologically correct, says Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. Below the bee is ceramic art by Davis artist Sarah Rizzo of a purple dome aster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The End
The End

BUSINESS END of the honey bee. Donna Billick created this six-foot long bee sculpture, funded by Wells Fargo, for the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Just Bee-Cause

Bee Sculpture

The honey bee sculpture that graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis is bee-u-tiful. It's the work of nationally renowned artist Donna Billick, based in Davis. Indeed, the bee sculpture...

Bee Sculpture
Bee Sculpture

THIS HUGE BEE sculpture at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is the work of nationally renowned artist Donna Billick, based in Davis. Those who donate $1000 to the honey bee haven will have their names placed on ceramic art tile below the sculpture. The deadline to pledge is July 20. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Donna Billick
Donna Billick

NATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTIST Donna Billick of Davis created the bee sculpture at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Here she shows some of the ceramic art work for the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diane Ullman
Diane Ullman

DIANE ULLMAN, an artist and an entomologist, shows the beehive sculptures created by the UC Davis Art Science Fusion Program. Ullman and Billick founded and direct the program. Ullman is an entomology professor at UC Davis and the associate dean for undergraduate academic programs at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Art Friendly, Bee Friendly, People Friendly

View of the garden

The half-acre garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven planted last fall at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, is not only bee friendly but it will be art friendly. UC Davis entomologist-artist...

View of the garden
View of the garden

THIS VIEW of the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven shows the almond tree where a giant bee sculpture will be. To the left, by the front gate, will be a two-column hive sculpture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Donna Billick

ARTIST Donna Billick shows a ceramic tile she created that will be placed on the donor bench. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diane Ullman
Diane Ullman

ENTOMOLOGIST-ARTIST Diane Ullman looks at the two-column hive sculpture that will be placed at the entrance to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The public opening is set Sept. 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Guarding the Turf

Sign of the Times

If you look closely at the colorful ceramic sign at the Harry H.Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, you'll see an entrance to a bee hive.Entrance? Right. There's a hole in the skep, which tunnels...

Sign of the Times
Sign of the Times

THIS SIGN at the entrance to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey bee Research Facility is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. The hole in the skep leads to a bee hive attached to the back of the sign. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guarding the Hive
Guarding the Hive

GUARDS at the bee colony make sure no intruders enter. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Lookout
The Lookout

A GUARD watches from the entrance of the hive as a battle ensues below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM

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