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UC Davis-Based Projects: To Bee or Not to Bee?

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To bee or not to bee? That's a crucial question as the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, Honey Bee Haven and the California Master Beekeeper Program scramble for funds between now and Sunday, Feb. 28. That's when the UC...

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Learn About the Diversity of Bees in This UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month Program

A honey bee in flight, packing red pollen from a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about diverse. The bee world exemplifies diversity and the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month, being celebrated throughout the month of February, wouldn't exemplify diversity without them.  One of the pre-recorded presentations just uploaded...

A honey bee in flight, packing red pollen from a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee in flight, packing red pollen from a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee in flight, packing red pollen from a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee,  Xylocopa sonorina, which the late Robbin Thorp of UC Davis called
A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, which the late Robbin Thorp of UC Davis called "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, which the late Robbin Thorp of UC Davis called "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, asleep on a Tithonia blossom. Females return to their nest at night; males cluster outside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, asleep on a Tithonia blossom. Females return to their nest at night; males cluster outside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male longhorned bees, Melissodes agilis, asleep on a Tithonia blossom. Females return to their nest at night; males cluster outside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 3:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

It's All About the Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the...

A honey bee loading up on mustard pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's all about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the... Think birds and bats, honey bees and hornets, butterflies and beetles, and the flowers they pollinate. Think yeast cultures and cougars, and nematodes and nightingales, and lions and...

A honey bee loading up on mustard pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee loading up on mustard pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee loading up on mustard pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native bee, Melissodes agilis, on the move as it zooms over a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native bee, Melissodes agilis, on the move as it zooms over a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native bee, Melissodes agilis, on the move as it zooms over a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Specimens showcased at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which is a participating in the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Specimens showcased at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which is a participating in the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Specimens showcased at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which is a participating in the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly spreads its wings in this photo, taken in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly spreads its wings in this photo, taken in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly spreads its wings in this photo, taken in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This lion specimen is part of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This lion specimen is part of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This lion specimen is part of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

A Look at 'Miss Bee Haven'

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven's

If you've ever visited the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, you've seen it--the six-foot long ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee. Titled "Miss Bee Haven," it anchors the half-acre bee garden, which was installed in...

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven's
The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven's "Miss Bee Haven" sculpture is the most photographed bee in the garden. Children love to touch it and climb it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven's "Miss Bee Haven" sculpture is the most photographed bee in the garden. Children love to touch it and climb it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honeysuckle framed
Honeysuckle framed "Miss Bee Haven" in the early years of the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honeysuckle framed "Miss Bee Haven" in the early years of the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bee-ing There at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew scores of families at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day,  a science-based day always held the Saturday of Presidents' Day weekend. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology operates and...

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described
A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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