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Posts Tagged: Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Faciity

Life and Death in the Hive

Queen Bee

Life and death in the bee observation hive... If you ever have the opportunity to check out a bee observation hive--a glassed-in hive showing the colony at work--you can easily spot the three castes: the queen bee, worker bees and drones. If you look...

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

QUEEN BEE, marked with the dot, is circled by her royal attendants in a retinue. This was taken through the glass of an observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Undertaker Bee
Undertaker Bee

IN THIS BEE OBSERVATION HIVE photo, an undertaker bee carries out her dead sister. The glassed-in observation hive offers a view of life and death in the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Bee Swarm at Briggs

Bee Swarm

Eagle-eyed Carol Nickles saw it first. The graduate student coordinator for the UC Davis Department of Entomology spotted the bee swarm from a third-floor window of Briggs Hall. There it was, swaying on a tree branch, about 25 feet above the...

Bee Swarm
Bee Swarm

BEE SWARM on a limb near Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology. This telephoto was taken from the third floor of Briggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee Tree
Bee Tree

BEE TREE at Briggs. To the left of the lettering, "Swarm," is the pencil-shaped bee swarm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM
 
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