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Not Your Average Garden-Variety Calendar

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

It's not your average garden variety calendar.It's absolutely bee-utiful. Native bees reign supreme in  “Garden Variety Native Bees of North America,” a calendar produced by...

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),
This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

This is one of Rollin Coville's stunning photos of a male green sweat bee, Agapostemon. (Photo by Rollin Coville, used with permission),

The cover of the calendar,
The cover of the calendar, "Garden Variety Native Bees of North America." (Photos by Rollin Coville)

The cover of the calendar, "Garden Variety Native Bees of North America." (Photos by Rollin Coville)

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Bee-ing There for the Bee-a-Thon

Inside the hive--every bee has a job to do. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There are marathons, read-a-thons, dance-a-thons, quilt-a-thons, paint-a-thons, geek-a-thons and sleep-a-thons. So why not a bee-a-thon? YourGardenShow.com is teaming with...

Inside the hive--every bee has a job to do. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive--every bee has a job to do. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive--every bee has a job to do. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive--the queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive--the queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the hive--the queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Outside the hive--worker bee heading toward a New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Outside the hive--worker bee heading toward a New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Outside the hive--worker bee heading toward a New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Outside the hive--a honey bee foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Outside the hive--a honey bee foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Outside the hive--a honey bee foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Calendaring the North American Bees

North American Bee Calendar

This is no ordinary calendar. We just previewed the second annual North American Native Bee calendar and it's just absolutely spectacular. Created by UC Berkeley-alumnus...

North American Bee Calendar
North American Bee Calendar

THIS is a preview of the North American Bee Calendar, created by native bee enthusiast Celeste Ets-Hokin of the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds benefit the Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservation and the Great Sunflower Project.

Sunny Sunflowers

Sunflower Field

If you enjoy sunflowers--and the seeds and oil--thank a bee.Sunflowers, native to the Americas, are spectacular, especially when you encounter a field of them. If you look...

Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field

HEADS of sunflowers follow the sun in what scientists call heliotropism. These sunflowers are in a field off Pedrick Road, Dixon, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee Hives
Bee Hives

BEE HIVES line a sunflower field along Pedrick Road, Dixon, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

HONEY BEE forages on a sunflower head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Native Bee Calendar Focuses on 'Pin-Up Girls'--and Boys

Spectacular Photography

Humans aren't the only calendar pin-up models. Think native bees. Think the 2010 Native Bees Calendar. The Xerces Society and the Great Sunflower Project have joined...

Spectacular Photography
Spectacular Photography

SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY of entomologist Rollin Coville, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Berkeley, graces the 2010 Native Bees Calendar, a fundraising project of the Xerces Society and the Great Sunflower Project. (Photos courtesy of Rollin Coville)

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM
 
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