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'Mining for Bees' in the Cherry Laurels

A tiny Andrena candida foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you checked to see what's foraging on your early spring blooms? Our cherry laurels (Prunus laurocerasus) are blooming and the Andrena (mining)...

A tiny Andrena candida foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tiny Andrena candida foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tiny Andrena candida foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena nigrocaerulea foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Andrena nigrocaerulea foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Andrena nigrocaerulea foraging in the cherry laurels in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM

A Very Tiny Bee

A tiny sweat bee, Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At first glance, it appeared to be a gnat circling our head. Then it landed on our passionflower vine (Passiflora). It cooperatively stayed still...

A tiny sweat bee, Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tiny sweat bee, Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tiny sweat bee, Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a tiny sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a tiny sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a tiny sweat bee, genus Lasioglossum, subgenus Evylaeus, on a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM

The Bee Course

Robbin Thorp (left) of UC Davis and John Ascher of the National University of Singapore are two of The Bee Course instructors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn about bees--and learn it from the experts--The Bee Course is the place to be. It's an annual workshop held at the Southwestern...

Robbin Thorp (left) of UC Davis and John Ascher of the National University of Singapore are two of The Bee Course instructors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp (left) of UC Davis and John Ascher of the National University of Singapore are two of The Bee Course instructors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (left) of UC Davis and John Ascher of the National University of Singapore are two of The Bee Course instructors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp at a UC Davis function with Emily Bzdyk,  who received her master's degree in entomology from UC Davis and is a graduate of The Bee Course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp at a UC Davis function with Emily Bzdyk, who received her master's degree in entomology from UC Davis and is a graduate of The Bee Course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp at a UC Davis function with Emily Bzdyk, who received her master's degree in entomology from UC Davis and is a graduate of The Bee Course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Why This Is Bee Is Cuckoo

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you visit the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven,  a bee friendly garden on Bee Biology Road at the University of California,...

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

So Many Bees

Yolo County Bee Collection

Folks accustomed to seeing only honey bees (which are non-natives) buzzing around their yard probably aren't aware that in the United States alone...

Yolo County Bee Collection
Yolo County Bee Collection

THIS COLLECTION of bees, by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, shows the wide diversity of bees in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Metallic Green Sweat Bee
Metallic Green Sweat Bee

THIS is a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cuckoo Bee
Cuckoo Bee

THIS is a cuckoo bee, probably the genus Triepeolus, maybe Epeolus, and probably a male (identification by Robbin Thorp). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sunflower Bee
Sunflower Bee

FEMALE SUNFLOWER BEE, Diadasia enavata, family Apidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee

THIS is a carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:33 PM
 
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