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Plant 'em and They Will Come

In the movie, "Field of Dreams," an Iowa corn farmer hears a voice whispering "If you build it, he will come." Apparently thinking this is the voice...

A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Bee My Valentine

Bee my valentine. There's something about a honey bee foraging on a flowering quince that makes you long for Valentine's Day and the end of...

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Full speed ahead--A pollen-laden honey bee heads for another quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee adjusting her load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The entrance: a honey bee enters a quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:17 PM

Why Spring Doesn't Seem So Distant

The honey bees are hungry. Those venturing out from their colonies as the temperatures edge toward 55 degrees or more aren't finding much. It's the...

Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging in a flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a sea of pink: flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a sea of pink: flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a sea of pink: flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue skies, an early blooming quince, a honey bee and all's right with the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Blue skies, an early blooming quince, a honey bee and all's right with the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue skies, an early blooming quince, a honey bee and all's right with the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:44 PM
Tags: Chaenomeles (3), flowering quince (9), honey bees (437), Rosaceae (1)

'Quincing' Our Thirst

You can quench your thirst. And then you can "quince" your thirst. That would be a honey bee on a flowering quince. Yes, the flowering quince are...

Honey bee keeps a close eye on the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey(
Honey bee keeps a close eye on the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey(

Honey bee keeps a close eye on the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey(

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Tags: Chaenomeles (3), flowering quince (9), honey bee (240)

The Imposter

'Tis the season for the return of the insects. Many a honey bee foraged in the flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) last weekend. But...

Spotted cucumber beetle inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted cucumber beetle inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee inside flowering quince blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

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