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UC Davis Project Aims to Help Children Learn About Bees

The excited looks on the children's faces as they enter the bee garden. The wonder of it all as they touch a huge sculpture of a worker bee...

This is a screen shot of a YouTube video, the work of Christine Casey, academic program management officer for the UC Davis Bee Haven.
This is a screen shot of a YouTube video, the work of Christine Casey, academic program management officer for the UC Davis Bee Haven.

This is a screen shot of a YouTube video, the work of Christine Casey, academic program management officer for the UC Davis Bee Haven.

Schoolchildren love to explore
Schoolchildren love to explore "Miss Bee Haven," the sculpture that anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Schoolchildren love to explore "Miss Bee Haven," the sculpture that anchors the UC Davis Bee Haven.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Making of a Bee Garden at UC Davis

The making of a bee garden... It was the fall of 2009 when a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus, sprang to life. Headlines...

This photo, taken in 2010, shows the makings of the bee garden on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. It was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo, taken in 2010, shows the makings of the bee garden on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. It was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo, taken in 2010, shows the makings of the bee garden on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. It was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, Robbin Thorp (Aug. 26, 1933-June 7, 2019), detected more than 80 species of bees in the garden. This image was taken in April 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, Robbin Thorp (Aug. 26, 1933-June 7, 2019), detected more than 80 species of bees in the garden. This image was taken in April 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, Robbin Thorp (Aug. 26, 1933-June 7, 2019), detected more than 80 species of bees in the garden. This image was taken in April 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Diane Ullman, former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, with bee boxes that her students made for the bee garden. She and artist Donna Billick co-founded and co-directed the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program and provided art for the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Diane Ullman, former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, with bee boxes that her students made for the bee garden. She and artist Donna Billick co-founded and co-directed the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program and provided art for the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Diane Ullman, former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, with bee boxes that her students made for the bee garden. She and artist Donna Billick co-founded and co-directed the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program and provided art for the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee garden today, 10 years later. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee garden today, 10 years later. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee garden today, 10 years later. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Once Upon a Praying Mantis...

The three men pause in front of the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone and begin to read the sign. "The Pollinator Garden by Kate...

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa (as identified by praying mantis expert and UC Davis student Lohit Garikipati) is camouflaged in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa (as identified by praying mantis expert and UC Davis student Lohit Garikipati) is camouflaged in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa (as identified by praying mantis expert and UC Davis student Lohit Garikipati) is camouflaged in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Whoa! No pictures!" The female mantis raises her spiked leg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Whoa! No pictures!" The female mantis raises her spiked leg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"I said no pictures!" The mantis covers her head with a spiked foreleg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"I said no pictures!" The mantis covers her head with a spiked foreleg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign informs visitors what the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign informs visitors what the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign informs visitors what the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone is all about. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor takes images of the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor takes images of the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor takes images of the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Shedding Light on the Native Bees

When you visit the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's bee garden--named the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven after its primary...

Sarah Dalrymple, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, coordinated the bee mural  in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sarah Dalrymple, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, coordinated the bee mural in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sarah Dalrymple, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, coordinated the bee mural in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here are the artists who created the mural. Instructor Sarah Dalyrumple is in the group on the right, front row left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Here are the artists who created the mural. Instructor Sarah Dalyrumple is in the group on the right, front row left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here are the artists who created the mural. Instructor Sarah Dalyrumple is in the group on the right, front row left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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)
A male valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on a California native, foothill penstomen, Penstemon heterophyllus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
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)

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)
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)

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
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)

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)

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Yard & Garden

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