- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
Friday, Feb. 11 seemed like a glorious spring day. Almond trees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis burst into bloom.
Early birds...err...early bees...began foraging among the blossoms.
A faux spring.
Then the rains came. Almond pollination and spring buildup in the hives will have to wait until the rain stops and the cold weather subsides.
The flight of the honey bee? Stilled.