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UC Davis Bee Garden Open House on May 12

A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you celebrate National Public Gardens Day today (Friday, May 11)? Yes? It's always held the Friday before Mother's Day to promote awareness of North America's public gardens. The non-profit American Public Gardens Association of Pennsylvania...

A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, is a frequent visitor to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Note the spider lurking beneath the zinnia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, is a frequent visitor to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Note the spider lurking beneath the zinnia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, is a frequent visitor to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Note the spider lurking beneath the zinnia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California golden poppies and bulbine brighten the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road, west of the central UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California golden poppies and bulbine brighten the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road, west of the central UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California golden poppies and bulbine brighten the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road, west of the central UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Miss Bee Haven, a mosaic-ceramic sculpture that anchors Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described
This is Miss Bee Haven, a mosaic-ceramic sculpture that anchors Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Miss Bee Haven, a mosaic-ceramic sculpture that anchors Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Aren't There More Women in Beekeeping?

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why aren't there more women in beekeeping? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 31 percent of all American farmers are women, contributing $12.9 billion to the agricultural economy, says Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and...

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's National Pollinator Week!

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's National Pollinator Week! Do you know where your pollinators are? It was good to see the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) conduct its recent "Be a Scientist" project. Thousands of participants across the state...

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

That's one pollinator! Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of UC ANR, holds up a finger designating one pollinator. This is Donna Billick's bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It was funded by Wells Fargo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
That's one pollinator! Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of UC ANR, holds up a finger designating one pollinator. This is Donna Billick's bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It was funded by Wells Fargo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

That's one pollinator! Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of UC ANR, holds up a finger designating one pollinator. This is Donna Billick's bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It was funded by Wells Fargo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

The Bee Team Visits the Haven

The Bee Team: In front are bee scientist Brian Johnson of UC Davis and May Berenbaum, professor and head of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In back are native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, and Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. The sculpture is by Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a bee-utiful day for "The Bee Team" to tour the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Visiting entomologist May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this morning stopped by...

The Bee Team: In front are bee scientist Brian Johnson of UC Davis and May Berenbaum, professor and head of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In back are native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, and Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. The sculpture is by Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bee Team: In front are bee scientist Brian Johnson of UC Davis and May Berenbaum, professor and head of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In back are native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, and Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. The sculpture is by Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bee Team: In front are bee scientist Brian Johnson of UC Davis and May Berenbaum, professor and head of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In back are native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, and Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. The sculpture is by Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen points out a honey bee on a pomegranate blossom as entomologist May Berenbaum takes a photo with her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen points out a honey bee on a pomegranate blossom as entomologist May Berenbaum takes a photo with her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen points out a honey bee on a pomegranate blossom as entomologist May Berenbaum takes a photo with her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist May Berenbaum moves in for a photo of honey bees on a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist May Berenbaum moves in for a photo of honey bees on a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist May Berenbaum moves in for a photo of honey bees on a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Pollen Power

A Valley carpenter bee receives a brush of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female Valley carpenter bees are solid black--except when they're foraging around passion flowers. Then they're black and yellow--the yellow being the color of the pollen transferred to their thorax. Beautiful? Absolutely. Mary Patterson, one of the...

A Valley carpenter bee receives a brush of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Valley carpenter bee receives a brush of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Valley carpenter bee receives a brush of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the yellow pollen on this Valley carpenter bee's thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the yellow pollen on this Valley carpenter bee's thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the yellow pollen on this Valley carpenter bee's thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees frequent the passion flowers, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees frequent the passion flowers, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees frequent the passion flowers, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

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