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'Tis the Season to Be 'In the Pink'

As the predominantly red-and-green holiday season draws to a close, and the year crawls to an end, it's time to "bee in the pink." Pink? Yes, "in...

A honey bee
A honey bee "in the pink" is foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee "in the pink" is foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee seeking a pink rockpurlane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee seeking a pink rockpurlane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee seeking a pink rockpurlane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is
This honey bee is "in the pink"--foraging on a pink oxalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee is "in the pink"--foraging on a pink oxalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's not to like about a pink nectarine blossom? This bee goes in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's not to like about a pink nectarine blossom? This bee goes in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's not to like about a pink nectarine blossom? This bee goes in head first. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 4:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Meet a Longhorned Bee

Picture this. A female Melissodes agilis, the so-called "agile longhorned bee," is foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia...

A female Melissodes agilis foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Melissodes agilis foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Melissodes agilis foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female Melissodes agilis continues foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female Melissodes agilis continues foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female Melissodes agilis continues foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Proboscis out, the female Melissodes agilis is finished foraging on the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, and ready to leave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Proboscis out, the female Melissodes agilis is finished foraging on the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, and ready to leave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Proboscis out, the female Melissodes agilis is finished foraging on the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, and ready to leave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 4:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

I'm Just a Little Ol' Honey Bee Foraging on Lavender

I'm just a little ol' honey bee foraging on lavender. I left my warm colony in Vacaville, Calif. to see if there's any nectar out there. My sisters...

Peek-a-bee! Hi, it's just me, a honey bee foraging on lavender in mid-December in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Peek-a-bee! Hi, it's just me, a honey bee foraging on lavender in mid-December in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-bee! Hi, it's just me, a honey bee foraging on lavender in mid-December in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahh, nectar! See my tongue (proboscis)? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ahh, nectar! See my tongue (proboscis)? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahh, nectar! See my tongue (proboscis)? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I think I'll crawl over to the next blossom. Nobody around to stop me! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I think I'll crawl over to the next blossom. Nobody around to stop me! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I think I'll crawl over to the next blossom. Nobody around to stop me! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bye, bye! That's it for me. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bye, bye! That's it for me. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bye, bye! That's it for me. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Tags: colony (2), foraging (3), honey bee (231), lavender (32)

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