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Hear the Buzz, Feel the Buzz, Capture the Buzz

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear the buzz, feel the buzz, capture the buzz! With your camera! If you're into pollinators, plants and photography, and want to share your work nationally, here's a new project for you. To generate some buzz for pollinators, the Center for Food...

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Remembering the Wild Bees

Native bee enthusiast Celeste Ets-Hokin of the Bay Area is on a mission: she wants residents to provide habitat for wild bees, including bumble bees, sweat bees, miner bees, mason bees, digger bees and long-horned bees. Earlier this year she came out...


"Wild Bee Gardens" is the first known conservation app for North American native bees.

"Wild Bee Gardens" is the first known conservation app for North American native bees

A sunflower bee foraging on an echinacea flower. (Photo by Celeste Ets-Hokin)
A sunflower bee foraging on an echinacea flower. (Photo by Celeste Ets-Hokin)

A sunflower bee foraging on an echinacea flower. (Photo by Celeste Ets-Hokin)

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Learn About Native Bees and the Flowers They Visit

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It's just in time for National Pollinator Week, June 16-22. Native bee enthusiast Celeste Ets-Hokin of the Bay Area is on a three-fold mission: She wants to protect North America's premier pollinators; she wants to inspire an appreciation for the...

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A screen shot of the "Wild Bee Gardens" app.

A screen shot of the "Wild Bee Gardens" app.

This is the app icon. It's of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy.
This is the app icon. It's of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy.

This is the app icon. It's of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy.Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy.

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM

The ABCs of the Bee-a-Thon 3

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What Emmet Brady describes as "the wonderful world of pollination" will come to life on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Brady, a cultural entomologist, hosts the Insect News Network on KDRT 97.4 FM Radio, Davis, and every year he hosts a "Bee-a-Thon" to spotlight...

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Not Your Average Garden-Variety Calendar

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

It's not your average garden variety calendar.It's absolutely bee-utiful. Native bees reign supreme in  “Garden Variety Native Bees of North America,” a calendar produced by University of California alumni as a benefit for two non-profit...

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),
This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

The cover of the calendar,
The cover of the calendar, "Garden Variety Native Bees of North America." (Photos by Rollin Coville)

The cover of the calendar, "Garden Variety Native Bees of North America." (Photos by Rollin Coville)

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM

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