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The First Bumble Bee of the Year!

A male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Remember that recently concluded contest to find the first butterfly of the year? Arthur Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology...

A male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)
A male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

A male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Close-up of a male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Close-up of a male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Close-up of a male three-banded bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on manzanita on Jan. 27 in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Tags: Allan Jones (13), Art Shapiro (200), Bombus melanopygus (16), bumble bee (30), Gary Zamzow (10), manzanita (4), Robbin Thorp (240), UC Davis (202)

Got 'em!

Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging in manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

"Got 'em!" That's the message we've all been waiting for. Several of us bumble bee enthusiasts--Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of...

Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging in manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging in manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging in manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, takes flight over a manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, takes flight over a manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, takes flight over a manzanita on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

An early Bombus sighting! Photographer Allan Jones of Davis grabbed this shot of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, in manzanitas on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)
An early Bombus sighting! Photographer Allan Jones of Davis grabbed this shot of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, in manzanitas on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

An early Bombus sighting! Photographer Allan Jones of Davis grabbed this shot of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, in manzanitas on Feb. 12. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Good Day, Mourning Cloak

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you go looking for a bumble bee, you might find a butterfly. And vice versa. The UC Davis Arboretum last Saturday (Feb. 6), was just starting to...

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, as photographed Feb. 6, 2016 in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia
Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia "Morning Mist," in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mourning cloak touches down Feb. 6, 2016 on a butterfly bush, Buddleia "Morning Mist," in the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Hear the Buzz, Feel the Buzz, Capture the Buzz

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear the buzz, feel the buzz, capture the buzz! With your camera! If you're into pollinators, plants and photography, and want to share your work...

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Bumble Bees Apparently Not Parasitized

Newly released queen bumble bee foraging on pansies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Apparently they're not parasitized. The three queen bumble bees (Bombus melanopygus) we found circling our porch lights the night on Jan. 9...

Newly released queen bumble bee foraging on pansies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly released queen bumble bee foraging on pansies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly released queen bumble bee foraging on pansies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sip of honey to fuel her flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sip of honey to fuel her flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sip of honey to fuel her flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bumble bee heads into the entrance of a nuc box, which may be her new home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen bumble bee heads into the entrance of a nuc box, which may be her new home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen bumble bee heads into the entrance of a nuc box, which may be her new home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:24 PM

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