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Honey Bees Think It's Spring on the UC Davis Campus

A honey bee nectars on a rosemary blossom on Feb. 9 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spring doesn't "spring" on the University of California, Davis campus. Sometimes it skitters, scampers and scoots. That's in between the cool and warm temperatures that deceive us--and the bees. Actually, spring won't punch the clock until March 20, but...

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Not Just Honey Bees Pollinate Almonds

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, forages on almond blossoms in Benicia, Calif., on Feb. 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's beginning to look a lot like...almond pollination season in California. Almonds usually begin blooming around Valentine's Day, but it's often earlier, depending on where you look or live. Take Benicia, Solano County. Its little hot spots near the...

Noted Garden Designer Kate Frey: Plant a Pollinator Garden And They Will Come

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, forages for nectar on teasel in the Kate and Ben Frey Garden, Hopland, while a pollen-laden honey bee wants her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Would you like to design and plant a bee friendly garden? Do you want to attract such pollinators as honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies? World-class garden designer and avid pollinator advocate Kate Frey of Hopland will be among the speakers at...

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM

The Year 2017: 'Survival of the Flittest'

Have you ever seen a male long-horned bee (Melissodes agilis) doing a protective fly-by, trying to save a food source for the female of his species? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How would you describe the year 2017? Survival of the fittest? In the insect world, it's more like "survival of the flittest." If you've ever pulled up a chair in a pollinator garden and sat back and observed all the activity, sometimes it's like road...

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Wonderful News for the CA Master Beekeeper Program!

Elina Lastro Niño (left) tests a prospective graduate of the California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, how much this is needed! Congratulations to the California Master Beekeeper Program, the newly announced recipient of a $199,949 grant from the UC Agricultural and Natural Resources through its 2017 Competitive Grants Program.  California...

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM

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