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Posts Tagged: pomegranates

Can You See the Leaf?

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Once you've seen a leaffooted bug (genus Leptoglossus), you'll never forget it. If you look closely, you'll see a leaflike structure on each hind leg.  It's especially noticeable when the bug is on a brightly colored tomato or pomegranate. Lately...

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leaffooted bug on a tomato. This is Leptoglossus phyllopus, as identified by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company in this photo of two leaffooted bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red nymph of leaffooted bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nymph of leaffooted bug checks out it surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Promenade in the Pomegranates

A backlit honey bee heads for a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a match--honey bees and pomegranate blossoms. Watching the golden bees forage amid the brilliant red blossoms in the late afternoon is a delight to see, especially when the sun backlights them.  The ancient fruit, native to Iran, is one of...

A backlit honey bee heads for a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A backlit honey bee heads for a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A backlit honey bee heads for a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in flight, a honey bee makes a beeline to a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Caught in flight, a honey bee makes a beeline to a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in flight, a honey bee makes a beeline to a pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The nectar of the gods. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The nectar of the gods. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The nectar of the gods. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Tags: honey bees (4), pomegranates (5)

Bee-ing Thankful

Bee on Pomegranate Blossom

President Obama just pardoned a couple of turkeys--Apple and Cider. They won't make it to the White House Thanksgiving dinner today.But what he could have done--when he was pardoning the turkeys--was to praise the honey bees.Without honey bees,...

Bee on Pomegranate Blossom
Bee on Pomegranate Blossom

HONEY BEE foraging on pomegranate blossom. Without bees, there would be no pomegranates. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of the pomegranate kernels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 7:32 AM

A Beeline for the Pomegranates

Get in Line

“You’re not going to be able to jump on the pomegranate bandwagon with your pockets bulging with gold without a lot of hard work,”  Kevin Day, farm advisor with UC Cooperative Extension Tulare County, told a reporter for a news...

Get in Line
Get in Line

A honey bee works a pomegranate blossom, while another bee moves in right behind her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Double Duty
Double Duty

TWO HONEY BEES work a pomegranate blossom on an 82-year-old tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Getting the Red In

Bee pollinating a pomegranate

If you love pomegranates, you can thank a honey bee. If you love capturing images of pomegranates, you can thank a honey bee. And, if you love juicing them and making pomegranate jelly—as I do—you can thank a honey bee. The honey...

Bee pollinating a pomegranate
Bee pollinating a pomegranate

A honey bee pollinates a pomegranate blossom on May 26, 2008. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Split personality
Split personality

Four months after the pomegranate tree blossomed, this is the result: crimson jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM
Tags: honey bees (4), pollination (1), pomegranates (5)
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