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Ever Seen a Honey Bee Foraging on a Daffodil?

Ever seen a honey bee foraging on a daffodil? In the early spring, blooms are few and far between. Daffodils are not usually considered "bee...

A pollen-packing honey bee heads a patch of daffodils on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-packing honey bee heads a patch of daffodils on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing honey bee heads a patch of daffodils on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee adjusts her load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee adjusts her load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee adjusts her load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee with a load of golden pollen from golden daffodils. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden honey bee with a load of golden pollen from golden daffodils. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden honey bee with a load of golden pollen from golden daffodils. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Why Love Is Like a Butterfly

Love is like a butterfly A rare and gentle thing --Love Is Like a Butterfly, Dolly Parton When Dolly Parton penned her song, "Love Is Like a...

Two Gulf Fritillaries meet on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two Gulf Fritillaries meet on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two Gulf Fritillaries meet on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillaries become one, or as the Bohart Museum of Entomology scientists hear often,
The Gulf Fritillaries become one, or as the Bohart Museum of Entomology scientists hear often, "this is a two-headed butterfly." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillaries become one, or as the Bohart Museum of Entomology scientists hear often, "this is a two-headed butterfly." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia--ignorning the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia--ignorning the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia--ignorning the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In insect wedding photography, the angles are important. Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In insect wedding photography, the angles are important. Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In insect wedding photography, the angles are important. Gulf Fritillaries on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Check Out the Open Farm Day in Vacaville on Saturday, Aug. 4

What's life like on the farm? If you're looking for something to do on Saturday, Aug. 4, the Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association (PVAA) of...

You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You're likely to see lots of bees at the Open Farm Tour, especially in the Morningsun Herb Farm nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A goat at the Morningsun Herb Farm readily accepts a carrot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Food, Health, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Love Makes the World--and the Bugs--Go 'Round

Consider the lovestruck praying mantis. If you've ever watched a mating pair of mantids and seen the male lose his head, or seen other insect mating...

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at
UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management

Love Out of the Blue

Birds do it...bees do it... You've probably seen the territorial male European carder bees on patrol. They dart through the stems of a nectar...

European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European male carder bees mating. The male, the larger bee, is about the size of honey bee. The European carder bees were introduced in New York in 1963 and became established in California in 2007, scientists say. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris
A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris "Blue Mist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female European carder bee sipping some nectar from bluebeard, Caryopteris "Blue Mist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male European carder bee pauses during patrol for nectar refueling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:46 AM

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