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The Predator

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I know. Jumping spiders have to eat, but do they have to snag the bees? Last weekend as we were checking the lavender patch in our yard, we noticed something partially hidden--and moving--on a post. It was a jumping spider eating a honey bee. Later in...

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving fast, a spider heads for prey.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Moving fast, a spider heads for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving fast, a spider heads for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Tags: honey bee (195), jumping spider (16), predator (11), prey (15), sweat bee (18)

Summertime...and the Livin' Is Easy

Summertime...and the living is easy...A female sweat bee, genus Halictus, floats on a leaf in a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today's the Fourth of July and folks are splashing in their pools. So, what happens when a bee falls in? Sometimes they get lucky--if there's a human around to rescue them.  And sometimes their luck extends to a floating leaf. This tiny female...

Summertime...and the living is easy...A female sweat bee, genus Halictus, floats on a leaf in a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Summertime...and the living is easy...A female sweat bee, genus Halictus, floats on a leaf in a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Summertime...and the living is easy...A female sweat bee, genus Halictus, floats on a leaf in a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

In the Blink of an Eye

Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, prepares to leave one flower for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the blink of an eye, they visit the rockpurslane (Calandrinia grandiflora).Now you see them, now you don't.They're a  sweat bee, a little larger than most sweat bees, but a little smaller than a honey bee.Halictus farinosus (family Halictidae)...

Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, prepares to leave one flower for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, prepares to leave one flower for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, prepares to leave one flower for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging in rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging in rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging in rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:58 PM

What Governs the Quality of Pollen?

Female sweat bee in the genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're interested in pollen and pollinators, you'll want to attend the UC Davis Department of Entomology seminar at 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 in 122 Briggs Hall.That's when T’ai Roulston, research associate professor and curator, State Arboretum...

Female sweat bee in the genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female sweat bee in the genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sweat bee in the genus Lasioglossum, on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

T'ai Roulston at State Arboretum of Virginia.
T'ai Roulston at State Arboretum of Virginia.

T'ai Roulston at State Arboretum of Virginia.

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Bring on the Asters

Sweat Bee

Bring on the asters.When you visit the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, you'll see Donna Billick's six-foot-long bee sculpture, Miss Bee Haven, "nectaring" a...

Sweat Bee
Sweat Bee

SWEAT BEE, a female Svastra obliqua expurgata, forages on a purple coneflower at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven in this autumn scene. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Metallic Green Sweat Bee
Metallic Green Sweat Bee

SUMMER VISIT--A metallic green sweat bee visits a purple coneflower at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee and Bumble Bee
Honey Bee and Bumble Bee

HONEY BEE and yellow-faced bumble bee last summer shared a purple coneflower at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee Sculpture
Bee Sculpture

'MISS BEE HAVEN,' a six-foot-long bee sculpture by Donna Billick of Davis, towers over a ceramic purple dome aster. The ceramic flower is the work of Davis artist Sarah Rizzo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

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