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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

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

These Bees Are Carpenters

Jeffrey Granett

These bees are carpenters.These bees are art.Professor Jeffrey Granett, who retired from the UC Davis Department of Entomology in January 2007, now...

Jeffrey Granett
Jeffrey Granett

RETIRED ENTOMOLOGIST Jeffrey Granett (shown in front of Briggs Hall at UC Davis) now spends much of his time creating art. This is part of his hanging art, "Carpenter Bee with Tattoo," that will be shown at "The Bees at The Bee" art show on Saturday, May 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Sacramento Bee's open courtyard at 2100 Q St. Open to the public at no charge, it's a benefit for honey bee research at UC Davis. The professor retired from UC Davis in 2007 and worked at Briggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tattoos
Tattoos

INTRICATE WORK on the wings of a carpenter bee gives it the title "Carpenter Bee with a Tattoo." Retired entomologist Jeffrey Granett will show this work at "The Bees at The Bee" art show May 8 in the Sacramento Bee's open courtyard. Art sales will benefit UC Davis honey bee research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee

CARPENTER BEE, the subject of retired entomologist Jeffrey Granett's art work, robs nectar from mint in a UC Davis wildflower bed. This carpenter bee is a male Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM

The Buzz

Susan Cobey

Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees... The Birds and the Bees (music and lyrics by Herb Newman) Don't know...

Susan Cobey
Susan Cobey

BEE BREEDER-GENETICIST Susan Cobey (center, with frame) manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility teaches a class on the "Art of Queen Bee Rearing." Here she transfers bees. This photo shows an estimated 250,000 bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Queen Bee
Queen Bee

QUEEN BEE (with dot) is catered to by worker bees. In the peak season, she can lay about 2000 eggs a day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM
 
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