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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Bee Symposium

Is Jade Lucky? Well, Bumble Bees Like It!

A yellow-faced bumble bee nectars on jade blossoms at the Benicia (Calif.) Capitol State Historic Park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bumble bee was hungry. She moved quickly from blossom to blossom on a jade plant at the Benicia (Calif.) Capitol State Historic Park, Solano County. As she foraged, you could see her tongue (proboscis) and her trademark yellow face and yellow stripe...

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Noted Garden Designer Kate Frey: Plant a Pollinator Garden And They Will Come

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Would you like to design and plant a bee friendly garden? Do you want to attract such pollinators as honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies? World-class garden designer and avid pollinator advocate Kate Frey of Hopland will be among the speakers at...

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Registration Underway for UC Davis Bee Symposium, Set Saturday, March 3

A honey bee pollinating a pomegranate blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "bee" time! Make that "time for healthy bees!" Registration is underway for the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, set Saturday, March 3 in the UC Davis Conference Room on Alumni Drive. It's sponsored by the UC Davis Honey...

Guess How Many Are Coming to Dinner?

Dinner for one? One and done! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Set a plate for one and you might get three more diners. Such was the case recently in a Sonoma garden when a patch Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule) drew  a posse of hungry honey bees, all elbowing up to the plate. Iceland poppy is...

UC Davis Researcher to Discuss Fascinating World of Orchid Bees

Santiago Ramirez captured this image of an orchid bee on an orchid. The tropical bees are distributed throughout Central and South America.

In the human world, women may splash themselves with perfume to attract men, but did you know that in the orchid bee world, males gather perfume compounds to attract females? Heaven scent? Orchid bee researcher Santiago Ramirez, an assistant professor...

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

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