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Bees Are Back Pollinating the Almonds

A honey bee foraging on a feral almond tree today (Feb. 10) in Pleasants Valley, Vacaville.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almond pollination season in California but the weather refuses to cooperate. Heavy rains, high winds, intense flooding. What are the bees to do? They're holed up in their hives, waiting for the sun breaks. When the rain stops pelting their hives...

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Almond Field Days in Zamora and Lost Hills: And You're Invited

Pollination ecologist Neal Williams (shown) and several of his lab members will be participating in the Almond Field Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to learn more about almond pollination, integrated crop pollination, blue orchard bees, navel orangeworms, wildflower plantings and solarization for wildflpwer planting success. You're in luck. Two almond field days-- one set Thursday, March...

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:13 PM

The Almond and the Bee

A honey bee heads for an almond blossom in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember Stephanie Hsia? She's the beekeeper/graduate student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design who traveled through almond orchards in California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys in May 2014 to illustrate and pen a book about the spatial...

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Feel the Buzz!

Two bees heading for the same almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The word is "bees"  and "almonds" are their world. Right this very minute there are about 1.7 million colonies of bees pollinating California almonds. Since it takes two colonies to pollinate one acre, and California doesn't have that many...

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:22 PM

From A (Almond) to B (Bee)

Honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a story about honey bees, almonds and a Harvard gradate student who is passionate about pollinators. Stephanie Hsia, a master of landscape architecture candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), has just created a marvelous...

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:44 PM

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