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The Beauty of the Bee

A honey bee nectaring on African blue basil in Vacaville, Calif. At right is Salvia microphylla

Have you ever pulled up a chair in your garden and watched honey bees foraging? They are so intent on their "bees-ness" that they don't know you're...

A honey bee nectaring on African blue basil in Vacaville, Calif. At right is Salvia microphylla
A honey bee nectaring on African blue basil in Vacaville, Calif. At right is Salvia microphylla "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on African blue basil in Vacaville, Calif. At right is Salvia microphylla "Hot Lips." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee, its tongue or proboscis still extended, departs from the African blue basil.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee, its tongue or proboscis still extended, departs from the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee, its tongue or proboscis still extended, departs from the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee pulls its proboscis back in and is leaving the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee pulls its proboscis back in and is leaving the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee pulls its proboscis back in and is leaving the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Frozen in time--a honey bee takes flight and heads for home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Frozen in time--a honey bee takes flight and heads for home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Frozen in time--a honey bee takes flight and heads for home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Hear That Buzz? Meet the Master Beekeeper

Master Beekeeper Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, Nevada County, and a helping tending her hives.

Hear that buzz? That's an accomplishment extraordinaire. Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, a veteran beekeeper who also happens to be the first...

Master Beekeeper Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, Nevada County, and a helping tending her hives.
Master Beekeeper Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, Nevada County, and a helping tending her hives.

Master Beekeeper Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, Nevada County, and a helping tending her hives.

Amy Hustead teaching a Zoom class on Intermediate Backyard Beekeeping.(Screen shot)
Amy Hustead teaching a Zoom class on Intermediate Backyard Beekeeping.(Screen shot)

Amy Hustead teaching a Zoom class on Intermediate Backyard Beekeeping.(Screen shot)

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 4:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Elizabeth Frost, The Bees, and The Fires

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle  credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

The wildfires that raged through California, crippling and/or destroying beekeepers' homes and their livelihoods are heartbreaking. One victim,...

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle  credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)
Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

Boone Vale, a volunteer with the Bodega Bay Fire Department, took this heartbreaking image of a fire reaching the Pope Valley hives of Caroline Yelle, owner of Pope Valley Queens. Yelle credits him for saving some of her hives. (Photo by Boone Vale, used with permission)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth
UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost (foreground), employed with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, transferring nucs in a holding yard. (Photo courtesy of Liz Frost)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost (foreground), employed with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, transferring nucs in a holding yard. (Photo courtesy of Liz Frost)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth
UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost worked at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Elizabeth "Liz" Frost worked at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

Welcome to the World of Monarchs, Greta!

This monarch caterpillar was reared from an egg collected on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Welcome to the world of monarchs, Greta! We don't normally name the monarch butterflies we rear, but we decided that the first one reared from an...

This monarch caterpillar was reared from an egg collected on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This monarch caterpillar was reared from an egg collected on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This monarch caterpillar was reared from an egg collected on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The newly eclosed monarch caterpillar named
The newly eclosed monarch caterpillar named "Greta" latches onto a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The newly eclosed monarch caterpillar named "Greta" latches onto a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Greta, a monarch butterfly reared from an egg, is anxious to get where she's going. And fast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Greta, a monarch butterfly reared from an egg, is anxious to get where she's going. And fast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Greta, a monarch butterfly reared from an egg, is anxious to get where she's going. And fast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterflies start out as a near microscopic egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterflies start out as a near microscopic egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterflies start out as a near microscopic egg. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

After hatching from egg to larva (caterpillar), it eats its shell and then begins munching on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
After hatching from egg to larva (caterpillar), it eats its shell and then begins munching on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

After hatching from egg to larva (caterpillar), it eats its shell and then begins munching on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch caterpillar munches milkweed; it will go through  five instars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch caterpillar munches milkweed; it will go through five instars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarch caterpillar munches milkweed; it will go through five instars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The jade-green monarch chrysalis is one of nature's jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The jade-green monarch chrysalis is one of nature's jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The jade-green monarch chrysalis is one of nature's jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 3:04 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Take a Virtual Tour of the California Dogface Butterfly Habitat

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

Ever seen the California state insect, the dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice), or toured its celebrated habitat near Auburn on...

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.
This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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