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Sharing 'The Secret Life of Bees'

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where can kids learn beekeeping for free?" someone asked us last week. One of the ways is through the 4-H Youth Development Program. Who can join 4-H, which stands for head, heart, health and hands and which follows the motto, "making the best better?" It's open to all youths ages 5 to 19. ...

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees at work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on
Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elmira 4-H Club member Kailey Mauldin gets ready to present an interpretative reading on "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In Praise of a Honey Bee Geneticist

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Accolades flowed when honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., received the 2019 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Professor Award at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon, held Jan. 28 in the UC Davis Conference Center. The award, administered by the UC Davis Emeriti...

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crowd at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. (foreground) drew praise and applause at the luncheon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Beauty of a Day: Bumble Bees in Benicia

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If there's anything better than seeing honey bees foraging on almond blossoms, it's this: Bumble bees foraging on almond blossoms. Make that the yellow-faced bumble bees,  Bombus vosnesenskii, in Benicia. Sunday morning as the temperatures soared to 62 degrees in the Matthew Turner Park,...

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii,heads for an almond blossom in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on almonds in Benica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow thorax and face help identify  Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow thorax and face help identify Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow thorax and face help identify Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wing of Bombus vosnesenskii glistens in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize  Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow abdominal stripe helps characterize Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to go! Bombus vosnesenskii departs one blossom for another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day?

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for the eighth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 16 when 13 museums and collections will be open on the University of California, Davis, campus? The event, free, family friendly and educational, is always held on Presidents' Day weekend. It's billed as a time...

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the 2018 UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew folks interested in bees and plants. Here bee haven manager Chris Casey (left) and volunteer Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The public can learn all about nematodes during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Here graduate student and nematologist Chris Pagan answers questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day poster indicates the staggered hours.

'A' is for Almonds and 'B' is for Bees and Bradford Pear Blossoms

Benicia resident Gordon Hough captured this image of a bee nectaring on a Pyrus calleryana (Bradford pear or another cultivar) at the Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, Jan. 21, as identified by Daniel Potter, UC Davis professor of plant sciences.

No, it's not Valentine's Day, yet. Yes, the almonds are blooming. No, it's not spring. But it looks like spring in Benicia. The almonds are blooming in the Benicia (Calif.) State Recreation Area. Some are on the road at the entrance to the park. Other trees are also blooming. Benicia...

Benicia resident Gordon Hough captured this image of a bee nectaring on a Pyrus calleryana (Bradford pear or another cultivar) at the Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, Jan. 21, as identified by Daniel Potter, UC Davis professor of plant sciences.
Benicia resident Gordon Hough captured this image of a bee nectaring on a Pyrus calleryana (Bradford pear or another cultivar) at the Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, Jan. 21, as identified by Daniel Potter, UC Davis professor of plant sciences.

Benicia resident Gordon Hough captured this image of a bee nectaring on a Pyrus calleryana (Bradford pear or another cultivar) at the Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, Jan. 21, as identified by Daniel Potter, UC Davis professor of plant sciences.

Almonds are blooming in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Almonds are blooming in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Almonds are blooming in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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