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An Un-bee-lievably Generous Gift

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

What an un-bee-lievably generous gift! Debra Jamison, state regent of the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. loves bees. So when it came time to select a fundraising project, she knew what she wanted to...

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.
Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

Debra Jamison (left), state regent, and Gayle Mooney, state treasurer, share a bench that the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased for the UC Davis bee garden.

DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.
DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.

DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road. DAR members celebrating the bees beneath the olive trees on Bee Biology Road.

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Her Name Was Olive

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Her name was Olive. Every Friday morning she'd come bounding over to greet me, her tail wagging happily, one ear up, one ear down. I called her "My Second Favorite Dog" and nicknamed her "The Bee Garden Mascot." Her owner, Kristen Kolb of Davis, was...

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive attentively watches for Kris Kolb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Hodge pets Olive, while Kris Kolb gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olive faithfully follows Kris Kolb as she hauls away clippings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

A sculpture of Bernard the Beekeeper graces the entrance to Melissa's Garden, Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"How to Attract and Maintain Pollinators in Your Garden." That's the title of a new publication by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and what a gem this is. It's not only a gem, but it's free. You can download the...

A sculpture of Bernard the Beekeeper graces the entrance to Melissa's Garden, Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sculpture of Bernard the Beekeeper graces the entrance to Melissa's Garden, Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sculpture of Bernard the Beekeeper graces the entrance to Melissa's Garden, Healdsburg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging in Melissa's Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging in Melissa's Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging in Melissa's Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic green sweat bee on a seaside daisy. It is one of some 1600 species of bees in California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A metallic green sweat bee on a seaside daisy. It is one of some 1600 species of bees in California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic green sweat bee on a seaside daisy. It is one of some 1600 species of bees in California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

International landscape designer Kate Frey (left) of Hopland and her childhood friend, Rachael Long, Yolo County farm advisor/county director of the UC Cooperative Extension, Woodland on a visit to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, in September. Behind them is the mosaic ceramic bee sculpture created by Donna Billick, co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
International landscape designer Kate Frey (left) of Hopland and her childhood friend, Rachael Long, Yolo County farm advisor/county director of the UC Cooperative Extension, Woodland on a visit to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, in September. Behind them is the mosaic ceramic bee sculpture created by Donna Billick, co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

International landscape designer Kate Frey (left) of Hopland and her childhood friend, Rachael Long, Yolo County farm advisor/county director of the UC Cooperative Extension, Woodland on a visit to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis, in September. Behind them is the mosaic ceramic bee sculpture created by Donna Billick, co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:13 PM

A Brush With Bees

Honey bee on a bottlebrush at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you plant a bottlebrush in your yard, you'll experience a brush with kindness. This time of year there's not much food for honey bees to eat. Bottlebrush, in the genus Callistemon and family Myrtaceae, fits the bill.  We captured this...

Honey bee on a bottlebrush at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a bottlebrush at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a bottlebrush at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Miss Bee Haven, art work by Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Miss Bee Haven, art work by Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Miss Bee Haven, art work by Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Behold, the Gold!

Valley carpenter bee foraging on a passion flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you visit the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, be sure to check out the passionflower vine clinging to the fence. You'll see female Valley carpenter bees (Xylocopa...

Valley carpenter bee foraging on a passion flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Valley carpenter bee foraging on a passion flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Valley carpenter bee foraging on a passion flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the golden pollen on the Valley carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Note the golden pollen on the Valley carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the golden pollen on the Valley carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

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