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What a Load on This Bumble Bee!

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was billed as the second annual Butterfly Summit, hosted last Saturday by Annie's Annuals and Perennials in Richmond. But a yellow-faced bumble...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

A Bumble Bee on Mustard in the Golden State

A pollen-laded yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, buzzes toward a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's better than a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) on yellow mustard? Not much. Both are signs of early spring. Mustard is popping...

A pollen-laded yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, buzzes toward a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-laded yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, buzzes toward a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-laded yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, buzzes toward a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Coming in for a landing! A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Coming in for a landing! A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Coming in for a landing! A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It doesn't get any better than this. Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It doesn't get any better than this. Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It doesn't get any better than this. Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) lands on a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Natural Resources

Foraging Bumble Bees: Check Out the Orange Pollen

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on rosemary at the Benicia Marina on New Year's Day, 2018. Note the orange pollen, derived from another floral species, probably California golden poppies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bring on the bumble bees! In yesterday's Bug Squad blog, we mentioned the unusual first-of-the-year bumble bee sightings at the Benicia Capitol...

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on rosemary at the Benicia Marina on New Year's Day, 2018. Note the orange pollen, derived from another floral species, probably California golden poppies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on rosemary at the Benicia Marina on New Year's Day, 2018. Note the orange pollen, derived from another floral species, probably California golden poppies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on rosemary at the Benicia Marina on New Year's Day, 2018. Note the orange pollen, derived from another floral species, probably California golden poppies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for another rosemary blossom at the Benicia Marina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for another rosemary blossom at the Benicia Marina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for another rosemary blossom at the Benicia Marina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-bee! The foraging bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, displays a little of its orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Peek-a-bee! The foraging bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, displays a little of its orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-bee! The foraging bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, displays a little of its orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 4:59 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

Bumble Bee Braking During a Winter Break

A queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, brakes during a winter break in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You never know what you'll find when you visit a pollinator garden. Take the case of our visit Nov. 12 to the Sonoma Cornerstone, Sonoma, to see the...

A queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, brakes during a winter break in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, brakes during a winter break in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, brakes during a winter break in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble Bee Mellowing Out on the Mallow

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nice to see you! That's how we greeted our very last bumble bee of 2016. The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, apparently came out of...

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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