The first time I met Alexandra "Alex" Klein, she was perched in the arms of an almond tree in the Capay Valley, Yolo County.
It was Feb. 27, 2008. ...
In the Arms of an Almond
ALEXANDRA KLEIN, shown here in the arms of an almond tree in the Capay Valley in February of 2008, will speak on "Can Wild Pollinators Contribute, Augment, and Complement Almond Pollination in California?" at a UC Davis seminar on Feb. 17. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee and an Almond Blossom
A HONEY BEE foraging in a Capay Valley almond orchard on Feb. 27, 2008. This year's commercial almond season is almost here. (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)
In an aging queen bee, does age affect the quality of her offspring? Why do some bees leave the hive and never return?Extension Apiculturist Eric...
Honey Bee and Catmint
HONEY BEE heads for catmint, a favorite of insect pollinators. The plant (genus Nepeta) is a member of the mint family or Lamiaceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
SIPPING NECTAR from catmint, a honey bee buzzes from blossom to blossom.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's National Pollinator Week, and what a perfect time to welcome native pollinator specialist Neal Williams to the UC Davis Department of Entomology...
NATIVE POLLINATOR SPECIALIST Neal Williams has just joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty. Here he shows a collection of native bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THIS INSECT is a female sweat bee, Halictus tripartitus. It is sometimes mistaken for a honey bee. The sweat bee, however, is a native, and the common honey bee or Western honey bee, is not. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)