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Bee My Valentine

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

Bee my valentine. There's something about a honey bee foraging on a flowering quince that makes you long for Valentine's Day and the end of winter. Flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) is one of the first flowers of the year to bloom. And bloom it does,...

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

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

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:17 PM

A Day to Wear Red

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're around the UC Davis campus on Friday, Feb. 5, be sure to wear red. Faculty, staff and students--and everyone else interested--will take over Hutchison Field, UC Davis campus, on Friday for the third annual UC Davis Wears Red Day. It's meant...

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seeing red...a honey bee packing red pollen heads for lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:58 PM

One Little Bee

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a bee. One little bee. What are the odds of a honey bee landing on the window of a  UC Davis vehicle parked outside the California Bee Breeders' Association meeting on a cool January day--Wednesday, Jan. 20--at the Ord Bend Community Center,...

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee casting a shadow on a windshield. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:36 PM

A Winter Visit to the UC Davis Arboretum

A honey bee foraging on a bush mallow, Lavatera maritima, in the UC Davis Arboretum,in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Collection, back of the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't see many honey bee foraging in the winter. They're snuggled deep inside their hives, awaiting spring. But when the temperature hits a sunny 55, look for them. It's winter in the UC Davis Arboretum, 11 weeks until spring. Last Saturday we...

A honey bee foraging on a bush mallow, Lavatera maritima, in the UC Davis Arboretum,in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Collection, back of the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a bush mallow, Lavatera maritima, in the UC Davis Arboretum,in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Collection, back of the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a bush mallow, Lavatera maritima, in the UC Davis Arboretum,in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Collection, back of the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little pollen? A little! A honey bee foraging on the hibiscus-like blossom of a bush mallow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little pollen? A little! A honey bee foraging on the hibiscus-like blossom of a bush mallow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little pollen? A little! A honey bee foraging on the hibiscus-like blossom of a bush mallow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:39 PM
Tags: bush mallow (1), egret (1), honey bees (256), otters (1), UC Davis Arboretum (1)

Another Reason to Be Involved in 4-H: Think Bees!

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 4-H Youth Development Program is an incredible opportunity for youths to learn new skills, make new friends, and become involved in leadership activities and community service projects. It's all about "Making the Best Better" and "Learn by...

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California State 4-H Ambassadors Justina Sharp of Sacramento and Lyle Glass of Vacaville look over literature to give out at the 2015 California Agriculture Day at the State Capitol. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California State 4-H Ambassadors Justina Sharp of Sacramento and Lyle Glass of Vacaville look over literature to give out at the 2015 California Agriculture Day at the State Capitol. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California State 4-H Ambassadors Justina Sharp of Sacramento and Lyle Glass of Vacaville look over literature to give out at the 2015 California Agriculture Day at the State Capitol. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:37 PM

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