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No Sweat? Yes, Sweat!

Sweat bees from the genus  Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This image was taken with a NIkon D800 with a 60mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen a mob of tiny sweat bees? The bees below, from the genus Lasioglossum  (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp,...

Sweat bees from the genus  Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This image was taken with a NIkon D800 with a 60mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bees from the genus Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This image was taken with a NIkon D800 with a 60mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bees from the genus Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This image was taken with a NIkon D800 with a 60mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of sweat bees from the genus  Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This photo was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of sweat bees from the genus Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This photo was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of sweat bees from the genus Lasioglossum on an Iceland poppy. This photo was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Celebrating the Honey Bees and Earth Day

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doom or gloom? Boom or bloom? Today is Earth Day, and millions of folks around the world stopped--at least for a moment--to pay tribute to the 46th...

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two honey bees forage in the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cordovan honey bee dives head first in a tower of jewels blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, its tongue or proboscis extended, heads for a nectar treat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Good Things Come in Twos, Too!

A pair of mating Gulf Fritillary butterflies on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's an old saying that "good things come in threes." Well, they also come in twos. When insect photographers manage to get two insects in the...

A pair of mating Gulf Fritillary butterflies on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pair of mating Gulf Fritillary butterflies on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pair of mating Gulf Fritillary butterflies on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two female Valley carpenter bees sharing a passion flower. Note the Gulf Fritillary caterpillar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two female Valley carpenter bees sharing a passion flower. Note the Gulf Fritillary caterpillar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two female Valley carpenter bees sharing a passion flower. Note the Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two female sweat bees, Halictus ligatus, on a goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two female sweat bees, Halictus ligatus, on a goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two female sweat bees, Halictus ligatus, on a goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Wearing of the Green

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy,  Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and time for "The Wearing of the Green." "The Wearing of the Green" is actually an Irish street ballad dating back...

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy,  Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy, Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a seaside daisy, the Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of metallic green sweat bee, a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Mother's Day Delight

Italian honey bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mother's Day, insect-style, dawned like any other day. In our back yard, golden honey bees foraged in the lavender and those ever-so-tiny sweat bees...

Italian honey bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Italian honey bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Italian honey bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bee (genus Lasioglossum) visiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bee (genus Lasioglossum) visiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bee (genus Lasioglossum) visiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug, aka lady beetle, chasing aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybug, aka lady beetle, chasing aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug, aka lady beetle, chasing aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Tags: aphids (41), honey bees (364), ladybeetles (1), ladybugs (42), Lasioglossum (6), Robbin Thorp (240), sweat bees (8)

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