UC Davis-Haagen Daaz Honeybee Haven

Just outside Davis is this gem of a garden meant to attract and feed bees. It was funded by the ice cream company as part of the institute they funded to research colony-collapse disorder. This condition devastates hives and is starting to impact crops. Native bees are really beneficial, we feed hundreds here with sunflowers. They can be small, medium and large and some have vivid coloration.

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There are many of these old roads lined with olive trees. You could make your own oil there are so many

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Entrance

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They have these lovely ceramic tile towers

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And this is a native bee box, lots of room for carpenter bees and other natives

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Giant bee sculpture

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Looks friendly though

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Freshly drilled out by carpenter bees

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I’ll name flowers where able, but not sure on most so enjoy the show

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Desert Willow

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California lilac

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Baby’s Breath

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Seating area, good spot for a picnic when not hot

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Yarrow

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California Rose (native)

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Seed pods of something else

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Native Grass

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Pink Yarrow

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Hive

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Elderberries before ripening

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Black Eyed Susan

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Echinecea

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See you next time.

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