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For the Love of Honey Bees: Elizabeth Frost Now Back In Australia

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Elizabeth "Liz" Frost, formerly of the University of California, Davis, is taking her love of honey bees back to Australia. She's the newly hired honey bee development officer, an Extension-like position, in the state of New South Wales. Frost left the...

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Elizabeth "Liz" Frost in the pollinator garden she installed at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth "Liz" Frost in the pollinator garden she installed at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elizabeth Frost getting ready for an after-hours bee beard activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-covered Elizabeth Frost in a lighter moment at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollinator Paradise

Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost in front of the pollinator patch she planted. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picture a pollinator paradise right where nature intended it to be--near an apiary. Staff research associate/beekeeper Elizabeth Frost of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis,...

Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost in front of the pollinator patch she planted. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost in front of the pollinator patch she planted. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost in front of the pollinator patch she planted. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flame skimmer dragonfly rests on an unopened poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flame skimmer dragonfly rests on an unopened poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flame skimmer dragonfly rests on an unopened poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly crawls up a petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Drone fly crawls up a petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly crawls up a petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on a California golden poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Charmed

Derek Downey checks the cluster on a newly hived colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The third time was definitely the charm.After rain postponed the grand opening of the Davis Bee Collective's Bee Sanctuary not once, but twice--the third time, Sunday, April 1--proved to be “the charm.” Derek Downey, who coordinates the Bee Collective...

Derek Downey checks the cluster on a newly hived colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Derek Downey checks the cluster on a newly hived colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Derek Downey checks the cluster on a newly hived colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First-year beekeeper Eva Dopico, a second-grade teacher in Davis, examines one of her newly emerged bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
First-year beekeeper Eva Dopico, a second-grade teacher in Davis, examines one of her newly emerged bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First-year beekeeper Eva Dopico, a second-grade teacher in Davis, examines one of her newly emerged bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost (facing camera), a staff research associate at UC Davis, brought along a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost (facing camera), a staff research associate at UC Davis, brought along a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Elizabeth Frost (facing camera), a staff research associate at UC Davis, brought along a bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Up Close and Personal with Praying Mantis

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology peers at a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The last time we encountered a praying mantis it was waiting for prey on a plant by the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis.Then we saw two more that day in front of the Laidlaw facility. They jumped on us while we were watching...

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology peers at a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology peers at a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology peers at a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis climbs on the back of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis climbs on the back of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis climbs on the back of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM

It's the Glue that Holds It Together

Honey bee with a load of propolis which her sisters later unloaded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foragers collect nectar, pollen, water and propolis. Propolis? What's propolis? It's that sticky plant resin or "goo" that the bees use to seal small spaces in the hive. It's also known as "bee glue." When you see beekeepers using their hive...

Honey bee with a load of propolis which her sisters later unloaded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee with a load of propolis which her sisters later unloaded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with a load of propolis which her sisters later unloaded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost uses her hive tool to pry open the frames. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost uses her hive tool to pry open the frames. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost uses her hive tool to pry open the frames. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost tending hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost tending hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis beekeeper Elizabeth Frost tending hives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:56 AM

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