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Kate Frey: Bee Gardens Make Us Happy

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Salvia

Whether you plant them, nurture them, or walk through them, bee gardens make us happy. That's what world-class pollinator garden designer, pollinator advocate and author Kate Frey told the crowd at the fourth annual UC Davis Bee Symposium, hosted by the...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Salvia
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Salvia "Indigo Spires" in Kate Frey's pollinator garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on Salvia "Indigo Spires" in Kate Frey's pollinator garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:44 PM

UC Davis Bee Garden to Mark National Pollinator Week

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost time to celebrate! Or cele-bee-ate! In observation of National Pollinator Week, the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology has scheduled an open house at its half-acre bee garden,  the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven from...

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee colony is one of the features in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miss Beehaven, a six-long mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A worker bee pushes a drone out of the hive. The drone will be airborne shortly to find and mate with a virgin queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Biodiversity in the Honey Bee Haven

Soapberry bug

When the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is implemented by the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis later this year, honey bees won't be the only ones enjoying the garden. Expect to see butterflies,...

Soapberry bug
Soapberry bug

SOAPBERRY BUG crawls along an almond tree branch at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. The almond tree will be part of the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Twenty-Nine Days to Go

Rock Purslane

Twenty-nine days to go. If you love bees and know how to design a bee friendly garden, remember Jan. 30. Jan. 30 is the deadline to submit your design for the half-acre bee friendly garden at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC...

Rock Purslane
Rock Purslane

ROCK PURSLANE--The magenta-colored rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) is a favorite of honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Bee
Close-up of Bee

CLOSE-UP OF BEE--A honey bee gathers nectar on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Pollinator Paradise

Honey bee on sage

There's been trouble in paradise far too long. Now, thanks to a generous donation from Häagen-Dazs, there will be a pollinator paradise--in the way of a bee friendly garden--at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC...

Honey bee on sage
Honey bee on sage

HAVEN FOR HONEY BEES--A honey bee gathers nectar from salvia (sage). Sage is sure to be one of the featured plants in bee friendly garden at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 5:24 PM
 
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