Posts Tagged: John Ascher
Breeze Blasts Bombus at Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay dawned cold and windy on Sunday, April 24. Windy? 27 mph! We didn't think we'd see a single bumble bee foraging on the blooming...
No wind today! A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on lavender in Vacaville, Calif., on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Silver Digger Bee in Flight at Bodega Head
So there we were, checking out the bumble bee mimics (Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana) on May 9 at Bodega Head, Sonoma County,...
A female Habropoda miserabilis in flight at Bodega Head on May 9. This silver digger bee was heading for mustard and wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Just a Sweat Bee Foraging on a Black-Eyed Susan
"Sweat bees have earned their common name from the tendency, especially of the smaller species,to alight on one's skin and lap up perspiration for...
A sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, foraging on a Black-E
The sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, moves around the Black-Eyed Susan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, covered with pollen, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, munches on a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bee Course
If you want to learn about bees--and learn it from the experts--The Bee Course is the place to be. It's an annual workshop held at the Southwestern...
Robbin Thorp (left) of UC Davis and John Ascher of the National University of Singapore are two of The Bee Course instructors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp at a UC Davis function with Emily Bzdyk, who received her master's degree in entomology from UC Davis and is a graduate of The Bee Course. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)