Xerces Society scientists just developed a first-of-its-kind conservation strategy summarizing the threats facing native bees in the diverse...
Black-Faced Bumble Bee
BLACK-FACED BUMBLE BEE (Bombus californicus) gathering pollen in a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bumble bee population is declining and some species are teetering on the brink of extinction.
That's the gist behind why three conservation...
BUMBLE BEE expert Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, with his image of Franklin's bumble bee on his computer screen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Franklin's Bumble Bee
CLOSE-UP of Franklin's Bumble Bee on a California poppy. (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp of UC Davis.)
It's being hailed by environmental groups as "a victory for the bees."A U.S. federal judge has ruled that the insecticide, spirotetramat, must be...
Newly emerged bee
A NEWLY EMERGED BEE at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What a treasure!
Have you seen the Xerces Society's new online Pollinator Conservation Resource Center?
This is something that's long been needed....
Female sweat bee
NO SWEAT--This is a female sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAUGHT IN THE ACT--This bumble bee, Bombus californicus, is nectaring salvia (sage) in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Humans aren't the only calendar pin-up models.
Think native bees.
Think the 2010 Native Bees Calendar.
The Xerces Society and the Great Sunflower...
SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY of entomologist Rollin Coville, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Berkeley, graces the 2010 Native Bees Calendar, a fundraising project of the Xerces Society and the Great Sunflower Project. (Photos courtesy of Rollin Coville)