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Posts Tagged: foragers

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...

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

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

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

The Foraging Force of a Honey Bee Colony

Honey bees foraging on pomegranate blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With all the talk about honey bee nutrition lately, just how much food does a honey bee colony need and how far can the workers fly to find find it? "A healthy honey bee colony requires approximately 50 pounds of pollens and 100 pounds of honey to...

Honey bees foraging on pomegranate blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees foraging on pomegranate blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees foraging on pomegranate blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A single honey bee on a sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A single honey bee on a sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A single honey bee on a sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (245), foragers (3), honey bees (344)

Where Do Foraging Bees Go to Die?

A worker bee staggers and extends her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where do foraging bees go to die?" That question was asked this week of honey bee guru Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, who serves as the statewide Extension apiculturist. "Do they return to the hive? Do they retire and live...

A worker bee staggers and extends her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A worker bee staggers and extends her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee staggers and extends her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee died soon after this photo was taken. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This honey bee died soon after this photo was taken. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee died soon after this photo was taken. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM
Tags: death (1), Eric Mussen (245), foragers (3), honey bees (344), worker bees (5)
 
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