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The Return of Bombus

The English lavender drew her in. And there she was, a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging in our family's pollinator...

A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Very Hungry Bumble Bee

She was all bees-ness, this yellow-faced queen bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. There she was, foraging in a bed of steely blue-purple...

Can you spot the bumble bee in this bed of Eryngium amethystinum in the Sunset Gardens, Sonoma Cornerstone? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you spot the bumble bee in this bed of Eryngium amethystinum in the Sunset Gardens, Sonoma Cornerstone? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you spot the bumble bee in this bed of Eryngium amethystinum in the Sunset Gardens, Sonoma Cornerstone? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows the characteristic yellow face and yellow stripe on the abdomen of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. She is nectaring Eryngium amethystinum, in the Sunset Gardens at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image shows the characteristic yellow face and yellow stripe on the abdomen of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. She is nectaring Eryngium amethystinum, in the Sunset Gardens at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows the characteristic yellow face and yellow stripe on the abdomen of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. She is nectaring Eryngium amethystinum, in the Sunset Gardens at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With her long proboscis, B. vosnesenskii sips nectar from an Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With her long proboscis, B. vosnesenskii sips nectar from an Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With her long proboscis, B. vosnesenskii sips nectar from an Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the yellow face of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the yellow face of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the yellow face of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosnesenskii moves around the Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus vosnesenskii moves around the Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosnesenskii moves around the Eryngium amethystinum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bye, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bye, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bye, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Well, Hello There, Queen Bumble Bee!

So, there she is, an out-of-season queen bumble bee, Bombus vosenenskii, nectaring on an equally out-of-season ice plant blossom at...

A queen bumble bee,  Bombus vosenenskii, sipping nectar from an ice plant at Bodega Bay on Oct. 19, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bumble bee, Bombus vosenenskii, sipping nectar from an ice plant at Bodega Bay on Oct. 19, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bumble bee, Bombus vosenenskii, sipping nectar from an ice plant at Bodega Bay on Oct. 19, 2022. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosenenskii, a native, departs a non-native, the invasive ice plant, Carpobrotus edulis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus vosenenskii, a native, departs a non-native, the invasive ice plant, Carpobrotus edulis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosenenskii, a native, departs a non-native, the invasive ice plant, Carpobrotus edulis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosenenskii, with the familiar yellow band on its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus vosenenskii, with the familiar yellow band on its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vosenenskii, with the familiar yellow band on its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Neal Williams Inducted as Fellow, California Academy of Sciences

The highly respected California Academy of Sciences greeted its 2019 Class of Fellows on Oct. 15, and one of them is a pollination ecologist from...

Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences,  is
Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, is "widely known and respected for his excellence in research, extension, outreach, teaching and leadership," wrote nominator James R. Carey. Here Williams works on a bumble bee project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Neal Williams, newly elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, is "widely known and respected for his excellence in research, extension, outreach, teaching and leadership," wrote nominator James R. Carey. Here Williams works on a bumble bee project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Bee My Valentine!

Remember receiving valentine cards that read "Bee My Valentine?" Well, every day can be Valentine's Day when there are bees in your garden. We...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ooh, this nectar is good! The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, can't get enough of this salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ooh, this nectar is good! The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, can't get enough of this salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ooh, this nectar is good! The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, can't get enough of this salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, I can
Yes, I can "bee" an acrobat when I want to "bee." A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, I can "bee" an acrobat when I want to "bee." A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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