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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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