- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The alliteration doesn't get much better--bees buzzing on breathtaking berry blossoms.
Berry blossoms are in full bloom in the UC Davis Ecological Garden of the Student Farm, part of the UC Agricultural Sustainabilty Institute.
The Ecological Garden is "a half-acre garden comprised of flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, vines,insectary plants, chickens, California native plants, worm composting, and aerobic composting systems," according to the website. "Students maintain the space as they learn and share gardening techniques and general principles of ecological horticulture. In addition to the diverse plantings, the Ecological Garden program includes seed saving efforts, self-taught medicinal herb processing and use, and flower production. The Ecological Garden is the central site for the Kids in the Garden Program that hosts farm field trips for school groups and also the site for workshops and activities of the UC Davis School Gardening Program."
It's also a site where entomology students of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and a UC Davis distinguished professor with the Department of Entomology and Nematology learn about about insects. Her field trips are quite popular.
And the bees? They may very well "bee" from the apiary at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road.
So there you have it. Bee Biology Bees Buzzing on Breathtakingly Beautiful Berry Blossoms.
A berry, berry good sign of spring!