That's because a permanent one will be installed soon.
This morning (Aug. 16) Derek Tully of Boy Scout Troop 111 and other volunteers began the task of erecting a permanent fence as part of his Eagle Scout project. They have scheduled work day for Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning around 8:30 a.m., and are coordinating the volunteers.
Tully, a senior at Davis High School, is coordinating the project. He and his father, Larry, conferred with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, and UC Davis forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey.
TheHäagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a half-acre bee friendly garden next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road. It was planted in the fall of 2009. A grand celebration of the garden took place Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.
The garden is open year-around, from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.
A Sausalito-based team created the series of interconnected gardens to win the international bee-friendly garden design competition, a gift to the UC Davis Department of Entomology from the Häagen-Dazs brand.
The UC Davis Art Science Fusion Program, co-founded and co-directed by Diane Ullman and Donna Billick, created the art in the garden and are continuing their projects there.
Billick, a self-described rock artist whose work is exhibited in many countries of the world, crafted the six-foot-long bee ceramic sculpture in the garden. She titled it "Miss Bee Haven." Listen to her TedX talk on YouTube.
Ullman is a professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Listen to her TedX talk on YouTube.
Ecology graduate student/teaching assistant Sarah Dalrymple was a key person behind the native bee mural on the tool shed and the native bee condos being installed.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology