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Yes, I'll Have Some Mustard, Please!

A pollen-laden honey bee heads for more pollen and nectar on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, I'll have some mustard, please. Yes, both the pollen and the nectar, thank you. We watched a honey bee buzz into our little mustard...

A pollen-laden honey bee heads for more pollen and nectar on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-laden honey bee heads for more pollen and nectar on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-laden honey bee heads for more pollen and nectar on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee is a sight to see amid the mustard blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen-packing honey bee is a sight to see amid the mustard blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen-packing honey bee is a sight to see amid the mustard blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen or nectar? Both please, says the honey bee as she forages on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen or nectar? Both please, says the honey bee as she forages on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen or nectar? Both please, says the honey bee as she forages on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can't Cut the Mustard? Not Honey Bees!

A pollen-laden honey bee nectaring a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. this week: in between the rains! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The phrase "can't cut the mustard" (not able to handle the job) doesn't apply to honey bees. It's spring and honey bees are emerging en force from...

A pollen-laden honey bee nectaring a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. this week: in between the rains! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-laden honey bee nectaring a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. this week: in between the rains! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-laden honey bee nectaring a mustard blossom in Vacaville, Calif. this week: in between the rains! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mustard pollen is to a bee what a milk mustache is to a kid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mustard pollen is to a bee what a milk mustache is to a kid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mustard pollen is to a bee what a milk mustache is to a kid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee is grabbing both pollen and nectar from a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee is grabbing both pollen and nectar from a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee is grabbing both pollen and nectar from a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Sharing 'The Secret Life of Bees'

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where can kids learn beekeeping for free?" someone asked us last week. One of the ways is through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Who can join...

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on
Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In Praise of a Honey Bee Geneticist

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Accolades flowed when honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., received the 2019 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Professor Award at the annual...

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Beauty of a Day: Bumble Bees in Benicia

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If there's anything better than seeing honey bees foraging on almond blossoms, it's this: Bumble bees foraging on almond blossoms. Make that the...

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow thorax and face help identify  Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow thorax and face help identify Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow thorax and face help identify Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize  Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

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