The half-acre garden, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven planted last fall at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, is not...
View of the garden
THIS VIEW of the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven shows the almond tree where a giant bee sculpture will be. To the left, by the front gate, will be a two-column hive sculpture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
ARTIST Donna Billick shows a ceramic tile she created that will be placed on the donor bench. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
ENTOMOLOGIST-ARTIST Diane Ullman looks at the two-column hive sculpture that will be placed at the entrance to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The public opening is set Sept. 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you look closely at the colorful ceramic sign at the Harry H.Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, you'll see an...
Sign of the Times
THIS SIGN at the entrance to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey bee Research Facility is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. The hole in the skep leads to a bee hive attached to the back of the sign. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Guarding the Hive
GUARDS at the bee colony make sure no intruders enter. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A GUARD watches from the entrance of the hive as a battle ensues below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Look closely at Charles Darwin's ceramic face.
You'll see selections from his secret notebooks and images of organisms that most influenced his scientific studies.
The Face of Darwin
'THE FACE OF DARWIN,' a ceramic mosaic created in a freshman seminar at UC Davis in commemoration of Darwin's 200th birthday anniversary, shows the organisms he studied and the secret notes he harbored. (Photo courtesy of Diane Ullman)
Faces Behind the Face
UC DAVIS STUDENTS (from left) Angela Kaczmarczyk, Danielle Chavez and Ricardo Calles with "The Face of Darwin." They were among the students working on the project. (Photo courtesy of Diane Ullman)