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UC Davis Honey-Tasting Workshops Are the Place to 'Bee'

The late Jackie Gleason wasn't thinking about honey when he coined the catchphrase, "How Sweet It Is." But sometimes folks associate "sweet"...

A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A dipper of honey for your tea? Sweet! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

'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...

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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)

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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

'Am I Even a Bee?' Identity Crisis Unfolds in This Charming Book

Your mama tells you that you're a bee, but when you look around you, you don't look like any of the bees you encounter in the meadow. Not the honey...

A female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on germander. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on germander. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on germander. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora urbana, sipping nectar on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora urbana, sipping nectar on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora urbana, sipping nectar on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blue orchard bee, Osmia  lignaria, nectaring on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, nectaring on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria, nectaring on Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Andrena pulvera (mining bee) on meadowfoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Andrena pulvera (mining bee) on meadowfoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Andrena pulvera (mining bee) on meadowfoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelia, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelia, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelia, foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sweat bee, Halictus farinosus, foraging on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 3:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Honey Bees Do Love Their Mallow

There's not much blooming this time of year but if and when blossoms burst open, the honey bees are going to find them. Take the Anisodontea...

A honey bee heads for an African mallow, Anisodontea capensis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for an African mallow, Anisodontea capensis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for an African mallow, Anisodontea capensis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a mallow without a honey bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a mallow without a honey bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a mallow without a honey bee? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

When Honey Is Not Honey

"Bee-free honey?" What? It's interesting that a company based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has announced plans to produce a "bee-free...

A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee sips honey from a plastic spoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

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