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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)
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)

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 twists to look at the photographer. (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
The male valley carpenter bee, aka "teddy bee," straddles a penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male valley carpenter bee, aka "teddy bee," straddles a penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Glory Bee

Glory bee. There are more than just honey bees in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Think butterflies, dragonflies, sweat bees, metallic sweat bees,...

Bee on a coneflower
Bee on a coneflower

THIS BEE, a Svastra obliqua expurgata, forages on a purple coneflower in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology, is monitoring the many species of bees in the garden. To date: more than 50 over the last two years. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee

CARPENTER BEE, a female Xylocopa varipuncta, on a black-eyed Susan planted in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid Fly
Tachinid Fly

TACHINID FLY at work in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Tachinids parasitize other insects, especially caterpillars, beetle grubs and others, notes UC Davis native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chomp, Chomp
Chomp, Chomp

YOU'RE LIKELY to encounter a praying mantis in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This praying mantis is polishing off a winged critter. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:34 PM

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