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Celebrate the Honey Bee!

Honey bee heading toward tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saturday, Aug. 17 is National Honey Bee Day and it's time for a tribute, a salute and a cheer, all combined into one: Go, bees! We're glad to see concerned citizens, organizations and businesses contributing to bee research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr....

Honey bee heading toward tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading toward tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Italian honey bee nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Italian honey bee nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Italian honey bee nectaring lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bee sculpture,
Worker bee sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," by Donna Billick of Davis, co-founder and co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion. This anchors the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker bee sculpture, "Miss Bee Haven," by Donna Billick of Davis, co-founder and co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion. This anchors the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The Calamity of CCD

Busy Bees

Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious phenomonen characterized by honey bees abandoning their hives, is still with is, and the cause is still mysterious. Over the past three years beekeepers throughout the United States have reported losing...

Busy Bees
Busy Bees

WORKER BEES keep the hive humming. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Abandoned Hive
Abandoned Hive

A SINGLE ANTENNA pokes through a cell from an abandoned hive. Colony collapse disorder is characterized by the mysterious phenomenon of bees leaving the hive, never to return. They leave behind the queen and immature brood (eggs, larvae and pupae) and stored food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Sunny Days Ahead

Bee on sunflower

The Berkeley City Council did the right thing. The council members voted this week to landscape city parks and open spaces with  pollinator-friendly plants. The plan: to provide a friendly habitat and food source for pollinators, especially...

Bee on sunflower
Bee on sunflower

HONEY BEE nectars a sunflower at the 2008 California State Fair, Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Bee-ing Grateful

Honey bee in nectarine blossom

There are so many caring, kindhearted and generous people out there concerned about the plight of the honey bee. From little girls who share their monthly allowance and birthday gifts, to all the schools, organizations and businesses  who donate to...

Honey bee in nectarine blossom
Honey bee in nectarine blossom

PURE GOLD--A honey bee in a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Golden Moments

SIX-PETALED FLOWER

It blooms in winter and the bees love it.  Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), a rambling vine with trumpetlike yellow flowers, is charming visitors in the Storer Gardens at the University of California, Davis. The plant originates from western...

SIX-PETALED FLOWER
SIX-PETALED FLOWER

SIX-PETALED FLOWER--A honey bee forages on a winter jasmine in the Storer Gardens, University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

BEE HUG
BEE HUG

BEE HUG--If there ever were a "bee hug," this is it. This honey bee is totally wrapped around the winter jasmine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

BEE IN BLOSSOM
BEE IN BLOSSOM

BEE IN BLOSSOM--A honey bee checks out the winter jasmine in the Storer Gardens on Jan. 24, 2009 at the University of California, Davis. Note the golden pollen on her leg.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

HEAD FIRST
HEAD FIRST

HEAD FIRST--Oblivious to everything but the blossom of this winter jasmine, a pollen-packing honey bee dives in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM

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