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Posts Tagged: borage

How We Can Help the Bees Through Research

A honey bee heads toward mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How can we help honey bees through research? That's the topic that Francis Ratnieks, professor of apiculture, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, will cover when he presents a seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the University of California, Davis. He'll...

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Blue October

Honey bee heading for borage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's "Orange October" for the San Francisco Giants, who just defeated the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the World Series. But over at the Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Experiment Farm at 7781 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, it's Blue October. It's...

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Tags: borage (3), honey bees (2), Luther Burbank (1), Sebastopol (1)

Borage! Borage! Borage!

Honey bee foraging on borage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A recent trip to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg, yielded spectacular views of the ocean, but something else also proved spectacular--the honey bees and bumble bees foraging on borage. Borage (Borago officinalis) is a blue starflower...

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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