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Preserving and Protecting Our Pollinators

Bee Squad

You'll be hearing more about the CP2C. What's that? The first-ever Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus. In keeping with 4th Annual National...

Bee Squad
Bee Squad

BEE SQUAD heads for pomegranate blossoms. Next week, June 21-27 is the fourth annual National Pollinator Week. California has some 29,000 acres of pomegranates. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee in Pomegranate Blossoms
Bee in Pomegranate Blossoms

HONEY BEE foraging in pomegranate blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of honey bee in pomegranate blossom. One-third of the food we eat is pollinated by honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM

They're Pollinators, Too

Blow Fly on Lavender

When we think of pollinators, we usually think of honey bees,  bumble bees, carpenter bees, syrphid or flower flies, and butterflies. But wait, blow...

Blow Fly on Lavender
Blow Fly on Lavender

A BLOW FLY lands on the tip of lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blow Fly
Blow Fly

THE BLOW FLY can be a pollinator, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Protecting Our Pollinators

Almond Tree at the Laidlaw Facility

It's not too early to start thinking about NPW.NPW? National Pollinator Week.  The fourth annual National Pollinator Week, set June 21-27, is a time...

Almond Tree at the Laidlaw Facility
Almond Tree at the Laidlaw Facility

ALMOND TREES throughout California, including this one at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis, are in full bloom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honing In
Honing In

HONING IN, a honey bee heads for the sweet nectar of an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buds 'n Blossoms
Buds 'n Blossoms

A HONEY BEE forages among the buds 'n blossoms of an almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

OBLIVIOUS to everything else but an almond blossom, a honey bee extracts nectar and collects pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Bumble Bee

A trip today to Marin County, with a side trip to the Marshall Post Office in Marshall,  yielded a triple bonus.  A bumble bee, a honey...

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

A BUMBLE BEE nectars flowers on the grounds of the Marshall (Calif.) Post Office in Marin County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bees
Honey Bees

A HONEY BEE nectars flowers on the grounds of the Marshall (Calif.) Post Office in Marin County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid Fly
Syrphid Fly

A SYRPHID FLY, aka flower fly or hover fly, nectars flowers on the grounds of the Marshall (Calif.) Post Office in Marin County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 6:14 PM

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