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Thanksgiving: It's All About Sharing

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, shares the nectar of a passionflower (Passiflora) with three honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thanksgiving isn't about selecting the largest turkey in the store, engaging in road rage or aisle anger, or preparing for the Black Friday...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, shares the nectar of a passionflower (Passiflora) with three honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, shares the nectar of a passionflower (Passiflora) with three honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, shares the nectar of a passionflower (Passiflora) with three honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family

Honey Bees Do Love That Milkweed

A honey bee nectars on tropical milkweed, while another bee gets ready to join her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't tell the honey bees. They will forage where they want to--whether it's on bee balm, a dandelion or that controversial tropical...

A honey bee nectars on tropical milkweed, while another bee gets ready to join her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectars on tropical milkweed, while another bee gets ready to join her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectars on tropical milkweed, while another bee gets ready to join her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These two honey bees can't get enough of this tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These two honey bees can't get enough of this tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These two honey bees can't get enough of this tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees and tropical milkweed blossoms make for a pretty image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees and tropical milkweed blossoms make for a pretty image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees and tropical milkweed blossoms make for a pretty image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Doctoral Student Analyzes Population Genetics of Africanized Honey Bees

Doctoral student Erin Calfee with her collecting net.

A UC Davis doctoral student's newly published research analyzing the population genetics of Africanized honey bees in North and South America details...

Doctoral student Erin Calfee with her collecting net.
Doctoral student Erin Calfee with her collecting net.

Doctoral student Erin Calfee with her collecting net.

This is the cover of PLOS Genetics, featuring the research of population biologist Erin Calfee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the cover of PLOS Genetics, featuring the research of population biologist Erin Calfee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the cover of PLOS Genetics, featuring the research of population biologist Erin Calfee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:01 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment

The Wanted and Unwanted

A honey bee foraging on ice plant along Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. Both the bee and the plant are non-native. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you vacationed at Doran Regional Beach, Bodega Bay, on a Wednesday last year (pre-COVID-19 pandemic), chances are you saw scores of...

A honey bee foraging on ice plant along Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. Both the bee and the plant are non-native. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on ice plant along Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. Both the bee and the plant are non-native. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on ice plant along Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. Both the bee and the plant are non-native. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, takes a liking to this ground cover of ice plant, sold at many nurseries. This image was taken in West Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, takes a liking to this ground cover of ice plant, sold at many nurseries. This image was taken in West Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, takes a liking to this ground cover of ice plant, sold at many nurseries. This image was taken in West Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Great Blue Heron snatched this vole from a mat of ice plants along Jetty Campground, Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Great Blue Heron snatched this vole from a mat of ice plants along Jetty Campground, Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Great Blue Heron snatched this vole from a mat of ice plants along Jetty Campground, Doran Beach, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Not a Good Day for a Bee

A gravid Stagmomantis limbata eyes a honey bee nectaring on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gravid praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, crawls out of a patch of African blue basil, and begins checking out the honey...

A gravid Stagmomantis limbata eyes a honey bee nectaring on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A gravid Stagmomantis limbata eyes a honey bee nectaring on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gravid Stagmomantis limbata eyes a honey bee nectaring on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis grips the honey bee with her spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The praying mantis grips the honey bee with her spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis grips the honey bee with her spiked forelegs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As the praying mantis eats the honey bee, another honey bee comes over to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
As the praying mantis eats the honey bee, another honey bee comes over to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As the praying mantis eats the honey bee, another honey bee comes over to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Soon another honey bee appears on the scene. The two bees quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Soon another honey bee appears on the scene. The two bees quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Soon another honey bee appears on the scene. The two bees quickly left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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