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Bumbling Into Spring

Might As Well Be Spring"I'm as restless as a willow in a windstormI'm as jumpy as puppet on a stringI'd say that I had spring feverBut I know it...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a nectarine tree in Vacaville, Calif. on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a nectarine tree in Vacaville, Calif. on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a nectarine tree in Vacaville, Calif. on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, forages on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, forages on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, forages on nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delicate pink blossoms and a very hardy bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Delicate pink blossoms and a very hardy bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delicate pink blossoms and a very hardy bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Packing It In

If you've ever watched honey bees work the blossoms, you'll probably see them packing pollen in their pollen baskets and cleaning their tongue as...

Honey bee packing pollen while foraging on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
Honey bee packing pollen while foraging on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Honey bee packing pollen while foraging on a nectarine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Honey bee pauses to clean her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee pauses to clean her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee pauses to clean her tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee packing more pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee packing more pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee packing more pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM
Tags: honey bees (442), nectarine (2), Norm Gary (32), pollen (37), pollen load (2)

Nature's Suspension Bridge

Nature's suspension bridge--that's what the spider builds.With the unseasonable warm weather and crafty spiders at work, can spring be far...

Nature's Suspension Bridge
Nature's Suspension Bridge

INTRICATE PATTERN of a spider web on nectarine branches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Tags: nectarine tree (0), spider web (0)

What's Wrong With This Photo?

Take a close look. What's wrong with the first photo posted below this blog? If you're a beekeeper or someone who's been around bees, you'll know...

Bliss?
Bliss?

WHAT'S WRONG with this photo? For the answer, read the text above. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Worker Bee
Worker Bee

WORKER BEE collecting nectar from a nectarine blossom. All worker bees are females. They forage for pollen, nectar, propolis and water. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Better than Cotton Candy

The skies brightened last weekend and the rain-weary honey bees returned to the nectarine blossoms in our yard They were in the pink...

Honey bee
Honey bee

A HONEY OF A BEE, packed with pollen, heads for the nectarine blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectar Seeker
Nectar Seeker

NECTAR-SEEKING honey bee singles out a nectarine blossom to visit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Gafvey)

Tucked in
Tucked in

TUCKED IN--A honey bee, immersed in a nectarine blossom, positions herself for flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM

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