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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

The Heartbreaking Story of a Bee Scientist Who Lost Everything

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

It's heartbreaking. Beyond heartbreaking. Caroline Yelle, 28, owner of Pope Canyon Queens (PCQ) at 8307 Quail Canyon Road Quail Canyon Road,...

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.
A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

A wall of fire races toward Quail Canyon Road, home of Caroline Yelle's business, Pope Canyon Queens.

Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Smoke covers the landscape and the hives of Pope Canyon Queens on Quail Canyon Road. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Destruction: The farm at 8307 Quail Canyon Road gone. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)
Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Burned hives of Pope Canyon Queens. (Photo Courtesy of Caroline Yelle)

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Honey Bees: Are There Pollen Specialists and Nectar Specialists?

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) has almost reaching its loading limit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You often hear that foraging honey bees are either pollen specialists or nectar specialists. That is, some leave the hive to collect pollen for their...

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) has almost reaching its loading limit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) has almost reaching its loading limit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) has almost reaching its loading limit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Why Bees Are Artists and Engineers--Robert E. Page Jr.'s New Book

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,

It's a long-awaited book, 25 years in the making. And it's sure to "bee" among the very best.  Eminent honey bee geneticist and...

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,
Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book,
Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Did You Miss the UC Davis-Based COVID-19 Symposium?

Dr. Robert Gallo discussed vaccines at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on June 3. (Screen shot)

If you missed the UC Davis-based Third COVID-19 Symposium, headlined by Dr. Robert Gallo, not to worry. You can view it on YouTube...

Dr. Robert Gallo discussed vaccines at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on June 3. (Screen shot)
Dr. Robert Gallo discussed vaccines at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on June 3. (Screen shot)

Dr. Robert Gallo discussed vaccines at the UC Davis-based COVID-19 Symposium on June 3. (Screen shot)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. offered his comments on whether bee sting therapy could be a treatment for COVID-19 patients. (Screen shot)
Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. offered his comments on whether bee sting therapy could be a treatment for COVID-19 patients. (Screen shot)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. offered his comments on whether bee sting therapy could be a treatment for COVID-19 patients. (Screen shot)

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Health, Innovation

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