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Architectural Structure of Collapsed Feral Bee Colony Saved for UC Davis Public Display

The collapsed feral honey bee colony as it looked on Oct. 4 before it was cut and removed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The architectural structure of a collapsed feral honey bee colony in a hollowed-out Eucalyptus tree in a secluded area near the Nut Tree Airport, Vacaville, now has a permanent home: the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California,...

The collapsed feral honey bee colony as it looked on Oct. 4 before it was cut and removed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The collapsed feral honey bee colony as it looked on Oct. 4 before it was cut and removed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The collapsed feral honey bee colony as it looked on Oct. 4 before it was cut and removed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company prepares to save the collapsed colony for display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company prepares to save the collapsed colony for display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company prepares to save the collapsed colony for display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With part of the tree cut, the feral honey bee colony is ready to be saved. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With part of the tree cut, the feral honey bee colony is ready to be saved. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With part of the tree cut, the feral honey bee colony is ready to be saved. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company lowers the tree limb section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company lowers the tree limb section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company lowers the tree limb section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport hefts the tree section from Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Co. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport hefts the tree section from Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Co. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport hefts the tree section from Jose Garcia of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Co. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showcasing the collapsed feral honey bee colony are (from left) Karen Cometta Shepard of Vacaville; Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport; and Jose Garcia and Dennis Stark of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Showcasing the collapsed feral honey bee colony are (from left) Karen Cometta Shepard of Vacaville; Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport; and Jose Garcia and Dennis Stark of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showcasing the collapsed feral honey bee colony are (from left) Karen Cometta Shepard of Vacaville; Robert Arndt of the Nut Tree Airport; and Jose Garcia and Dennis Stark of the Atlas Tree and Landscape Company. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the collapsed feral honey bee colony in the foreground, the crew salvages the honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With the collapsed feral honey bee colony in the foreground, the crew salvages the honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With the collapsed feral honey bee colony in the foreground, the crew salvages the honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A taste of honey: Honey comb in the hollow of the tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A taste of honey: Honey comb in the hollow of the tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A taste of honey: Honey comb in the hollow of the tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Eighth Wonder of the World

A feral honey bee colony, with exposed comb, on a Eucalyptus tree in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's time to add an “eighth wonder” to the Seven Wonders of the (Ancient) World: a feral honey bee colony. One with exposed comb. Many of us have never seen the Seven Wonders: the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon,Statue of...

A feral honey bee colony, with exposed comb, on a Eucalyptus tree in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A feral honey bee colony, with exposed comb, on a Eucalyptus tree in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A feral honey bee colony, with exposed comb, on a Eucalyptus tree in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another view of the feral honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Another view of the feral honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another view of the feral honey bee colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bees in the feral colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of bees in the feral colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of bees in the feral colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The feral honey bee colony is thriving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The feral honey bee colony is thriving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The feral honey bee colony is thriving. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Africanized Bees: How Far North?

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Africanized honey bees arrived in southern California in 1994 and are expanding north. How far north are they now? That's the question being asked all over Central and Northern California, especially since "The Concord Incident" or what happened along...

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

'Out with the Old?' Not!

Feral honey bee colony in a Modesto ash tree in Vacaville is still going strong. On Sunday, it will enter its third year of existence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As 2012 approaches, it's "out with the old and in with the new!" Not always.The huge feral honey bee colony that we photographed Jan. 9, 2011 in a Modesto ash tree at a Vacaville (Solano County), backyard, is still going strong. Thirty feet off the...

Feral honey bee colony in a Modesto ash tree in Vacaville is still going strong. On Sunday, it will enter its third year of existence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Feral honey bee colony in a Modesto ash tree in Vacaville is still going strong. On Sunday, it will enter its third year of existence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Feral honey bee colony in a Modesto ash tree in Vacaville is still going strong. On Sunday, it will enter its third year of existence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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