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Heaven in the Bee Haven

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was heaven in the bee haven. As temperatures climbed into the seventies last Saturday, honey bees foraged in the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia...

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant,  Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young girl searches for bees amid the blossoms of the California native plant, Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegeei) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A blooming almond tree graces the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven as visitors check out the flowers and pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors enjoy making seed balls for the bees, one of the featured activities at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven last Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A scenic shot: Visitors walk along a path in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. An almond tree is in the foreground. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors of all ages crafted seed balls for the bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture,
Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artist Donna Billick, who created the ceramic-mosaic sculpture, "Miss Beehaven," sits by her work on Aug 17, 2010. The project was funded by Wells Fargo. The haven was installed in the fall of 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Wonders You'll See at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the wonders you'll see at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day! It's sort of like the wonders of the world but this is a science-based event at UC Davis....

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This ceramic-mosaic sculpture of a worker bee, created by artist Donna Billick, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sadie Park of Vacaville checks out the plants in the Botanical Conservatory during the 2015 Biodiversity Museum Day. She was part of the Solano County 4-H Science Literary Project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps  out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (back center), distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, helps out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the Biodiversity Museum Day. At right is Bohart associate/undergraduate entomology student Wade Spencer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.
Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Collections open during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:09 PM

The Place to 'Bee' on Saturday, April 9

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You're likely to see many species of bees at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 on Bee Biology Road, University of...

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee visiting rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Valley carpenter bee visiting rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Valley carpenter bee visiting rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Mayflies, Fish and the Fusion of Art and Science

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

This week while searching through backyard  photos, I came across a mayfly I photographed on July 1, 2012 on our flowering artichoke. It looked like a little ol' man...

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.
Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

Retired marine fisheries specialist Chris DeWees fuses art with science.

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Time for Celebration and Nostalgia

It was a time for celebration and a time for nostalgia. The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program, an innovative program that fuses art with science--and science with...


""Rock artist" Donna Billick with Terry Nathan, UC Davis professor of atmospheric science. He teaches photography in the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Rock artist" Donna Billick with Terry Nathan, UC Davis professor of atmospheric science. He teaches photography in the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Justine Abbott, majoring in biological sciences, created this work on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa manderinia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly,
Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly, "Look Into My Eyes." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology 01 student Eric Smith, majoring in biochemistry, titled his work on the walnut husk fly, "Look Into My Eyes." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

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