Posts Tagged: bee
Bees and CAMBP Prevail at California Honey Festival
Rain and hail pelted the California Honey Festival, held recently in downtown Woodland, but that...
Master Beekeeper Sung Lee of Castro Valley, known worldwide on social media as "Sung Lee The Bee Charmer," displayed his observation hive at the California Honey Festival. With him is fellow CAMBP member Leandra Hale of Lake Tahoe. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California Honey Festival attendees delighted in seeing a bee observation hive, displayed by Sung Lee the Bee Charmer of Castro Valley, a Master Beekeeper with the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Before the rains drenched the California Honey Festival, crowds flocked to the UC Davis-based California Master Beekeeper Program booth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, co-program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) and CAMBP apprentice level Rick Moehrke of Vacaville discuss the merits of beekeeping with festival attendees. Moehrke became a beekeeper last September. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CAMBP master beekeeper Sara Cutrignelli of San Martin explains bee behavior to youngsters at the arts and crafts booth, while fellow CAMBP member Paula Brackett, an apprentice level beekeeper, helps youngsters with their creative ideas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thomas Bigham, 4, (foreground) of Woodland is excited about creating arts and crafts at the California Master Beekeeper Program booth. With him are his twin brother, Max, and sister, Sophia, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Decisions, Decisions! The Katydid or the Bee?
So here's this crab spider stalking a katydid nymph foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia...
A crab spider is about to nail a katydid nymph when a longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, appears on the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, continues to forage under the watchful eye of the crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The longhorned bee turns aways from the crab spider, still unaware of the danger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider hauls the struggling katydid nymph over the side of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey Bee Geneticist Rob Pages Launches YouTube Channel: Fascinating World of Bees
If you're interested in bees--as a scientist, beekeeper or just as an enthusiast--you'll want to...
Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. examining a swarm.
Squirrel Vs. Bees: Sorry, No Vacancy!
Call it “The Battle Over a Tree Hollow." Feral bees have occupied—and...
Look closely and you can see a squirrel occupying a small hollow or cavity in a sycamore tree. The cavity has been home to feral bees for at least two decades. (Image taken in Vacaville by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's all that noise about? Can't a squirrel get some sleep? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The squirrel pokes his head out of his home, his sleepy hollow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Occupied! No vacancy! The squirrel is aware that bees are circling, trying to move into "his" hollow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With the squirrel gone, honey bees quickly move into the hollow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Breeze Blasts Bombus at Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay dawned cold and windy on Sunday, April 24. Windy? 27 mph! We didn't think we'd...
No wind today! A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on lavender in Vacaville, Calif., on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)