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How are you helping bees on Aug. 22, National Honey Bee Day?

Figure 1. Honey bee on tidytips. [K.K. Garvey]

August 22nd is National Honey Bee Day so we thought we'd repost one of our previous articles that discussed ways gardeners can help protect honey bees. Author: Dr. Eric Mussen, UC Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Most people have heard about the...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 3:28 PM
Tags: honey bee (160), Mussen (1), pesticides (2), pollinators (2), protect (1), UC IPM (1)

Learn How to Make Mead at UC Davis

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to learn how to make mead? You know, transform honey into honey wine? The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology are offering a beginners' introduction to...

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Backlight honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Backlight honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Backlight honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:40 PM

Prey for Me

A praying mantis perches on a blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Whenever folks post photos of praying mantids, their readers expect to see prey. You know, the hapless bee or butterfly that made the fatal mistake of getting too close to those spiked forelegs.  This praying mantis (below) appeared to have been a...

A praying mantis perches on a blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis perches on a blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis perches on a blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello there! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis startles a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis startles a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis startles a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up view of an antenna of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A close-up view of an antenna of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up view of an antenna of a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Tags: antennae (1), blanketflower (1), Gaillardia (2), honey bee (160), praying mantis (10), prey (2)

Celebrating the Honey Bee

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Confusion exists as to whether National Honey Bee Day is Aug. 15 or Aug. 22. The group that formed National Honey Bee Awareness Day says its Aug. 15. Pennsylvania Apiculture, aka PennApic, launched the National Honey Bee Awareness Day in...

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering pollen from a California golden poppy, California's state flower. The honey bee originated from Africa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee in a California golden poppy. The poppy yields only pollen, not nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Ever Seen a Honey Bee Cleaning Her Tongue?

A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We humans brush our teeth, and we sometimes brush our tongues. But have you ever seen a honey bee cleaning her tongue? Bay Nature contributing editor Alison Hawks recently asked two of our UC Davis bee experts why bees clean themselves.  Their...

A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee cleaning her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM

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