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Learn About Native Bees from Robbin Thorp

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn about native bees, the place to "bee" on Saturday, Jan. 7 is the Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun. That's when native...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Going Native with the Native Bees

Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn more about native bees, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23.  That's when the Davis Science Collective, a group of STEM graduate students at...

Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Honey, You Ought to Attend This!

Why do honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey and not most other bees? That question will be answered at the Honey and Pollination Center's

If you've ever wanted to taste exotic honeys (of course, you have!) and if you've ever wondered why native bees don't make honey (you have, haven't you?), then you're in...

Why do honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey and not most other bees? That question will be answered at the Honey and Pollination Center's
Why do honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey and not most other bees? That question will be answered at the Honey and Pollination Center's "World of Honey" tasting event on April 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why do honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey and not most other bees? That question will be answered at the Honey and Pollination Center's "World of Honey" tasting event on April 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) is the color of honey, but this species does not make honey. Although the male is blond, the female of this species is a solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) is the color of honey, but this species does not make honey. Although the male is blond, the female of this species is a solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) is the color of honey, but this species does not make honey. Although the male is blond, the female of this species is a solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:29 PM

A Push to Protect Pollinators

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a blackberry blossom. (Photo by KathY Keatley Garvey)

A United Nations' organization today issued a global pollinator health report and the news was not good. The two-year global assessment by the Intergovernmental...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a blackberry blossom. (Photo by KathY Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a blackberry blossom. (Photo by KathY Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on a blackberry blossom. (Photo by KathY Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a tangerine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating a tangerine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating a tangerine blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

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

Hear the Buzz, Feel the Buzz, Capture the Buzz

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hear the buzz, feel the buzz, capture the buzz! With your camera! If you're into pollinators, plants and photography, and want to share your work nationally, here's a new...

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus) foraging on Spanish lavender, while a honey bee buzzes in to get her share. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees lovin' the Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:18 PM

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