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How to Become a Beekeeper: UC Davis Offering Classes

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Got hives? No, not yet? You can enroll in classes at the University of California, Davis, to learn how to keep bees and how to work your colonies. Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño, based in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Finding the queen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charley Nye, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, talks to beginning beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Hobby Beekeepers in Urban Environments Should Limit Themselves to Two Hives

'Bee Man

Hobby beekeepers in urban environments should limit themselves to two hives, says apiculturist Norman Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, in his newly published book,  Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and...

'Bee Man
'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Big 43: The California Native Plants, Plus One, Studied in UC Davis Research

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward California poppy,Eschscholzia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When pollination ecologists from the Neal Williams lab at the University of California Davis--Ola Lundin, Kimiora Ward and Professor Williams--recently published their research in the Journal of Applied Ecology on "Identifying Native Plants for...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward California poppy,Eschscholzia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward California poppy,Eschscholzia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward California poppy,Eschscholzia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena (mining bee) on meadowfoam, Limnanthes alba. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Andrena (mining bee) on meadowfoam, Limnanthes alba. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena (mining bee) on meadowfoam, Limnanthes alba. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, on fiddleneck, Amsinckia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, on fiddleneck, Amsinckia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, on fiddleneck, Amsinckia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native plant species (Photos by Ola Lundin)
Native plant species (Photos by Ola Lundin)

Native plant species (Photos by Ola Lundin)

Photographer Allan Jones Exudes Patience, Skill and Talent

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis exudes patience, skill and talent from the moment he enters the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden operated by the University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology and Nematology...

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographer Allan Jones of Davis focuses his camera on insects in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)
A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, carries a leaf, a Clarkia petal, back to her nest. (Copyrighted photo by Allan Jones, used with permission)

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This "honey bee vs. wasp image is designed to help define and differentiate bees and wasps,” says photographer Allan Jones. (Copyrighted image by Allan Jones, used with permission.)

This "honey bee vs. wasp image is designed to help define and differentiate bees and wasps,” says photographer Allan Jones. (Copyrighted image by Allan Jones, used with permission.)

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Heaven in the Bee Haven

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei). and pollinated the almond blossoms. It seemed like spring. Nearly 600...

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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