Posts Tagged: First Bumble Bee of the Year Contest
The Bohart Museum of Entomology generated a lot of buzz when it sponsored its second annual...
This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.
Game on! If you're thinking about taking a walk in Yolo or Solano counties to celebrate the new...
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp would have been proud of what happened on Thursday, Jan. 14. When the UC...
This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)
In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
They're out there! Yes, after a l-o-n-g, cold, hard winter, bumble bees are emerging. At least in...
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heads for oxalis blossoms in Benicia on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on oxalis in Benicia. Note the orange pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bombus vosnesenskii, caught in flight, targets oxalis in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee buzzes toward the foraging bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)