Posts Tagged: Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
UC Davis Bee Garden Open House on May 12
Did you celebrate National Public Gardens Day today (Friday, May 11)? Yes? It's always held the Friday before Mother's Day to promote awareness of...
A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, is a frequent visitor to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Note the spider lurking beneath the zinnia blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California golden poppies and bulbine brighten the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road, west of the central UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Miss Bee Haven, a mosaic-ceramic sculpture that anchors Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It is the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Why Aren't There More Women in Beekeeping?
Why aren't there more women in beekeeping? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 31 percent of all American farmers are women,...
When it comes to gender, most beekeepers are males. In national beekeeping groups women represent less than a third of leadership positions, according to the Bee Culture magazine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Sharon Schmidt (left), who founded the Cascade Girl Organization in Oregon and serves as its volunteer executive director, talks to Amina Harris, executive director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center at the 2017 UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees draw the attention of both men and women, but more men than women are beekeepers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Welcome, Teddy Bear Bee
If you've never seen the "teddy bear bee," keep an eye out for it. A fuzzy golden bee with green eyes, it's the male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa...
A male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta)sips nectar from a foothill penstemon, (Penstemon heterophyllus) in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male Valley carpenter bee twists to look at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male valley carpenter bee, aka "teddy bee," straddles a penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's National Pollinator Week!
It's National Pollinator Week! Do you know where your pollinators are? It was good to see the University of California Agriculture and Natural...
Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
That's one pollinator! Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of UC ANR, holds up a finger designating one pollinator. This is Donna Billick's bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. It was funded by Wells Fargo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bee Team Visits the Haven
It was a bee-utiful day for "The Bee Team" to tour the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Visiting entomologist May Berenbaum, professor and head of...
The Bee Team: In front are bee scientist Brian Johnson of UC Davis and May Berenbaum, professor and head of Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In back are native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, and Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of UC Davis. The sculpture is by Davis artist Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen points out a honey bee on a pomegranate blossom as entomologist May Berenbaum takes a photo with her cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist May Berenbaum moves in for a photo of honey bees on a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)