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Helping Bees Beat the Heat

September 01, 2017 by Beth Slatkin

Hot weather can be tough on our local wildlife, including wild bees. But you can help by making a safe "watering hole" for tiny pollinators.

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Gardening for Wild Bees? Now There’s an App for That

August 13, 2014 by Carmen Taylor

A new iPad app, Wild Bee Gardening, draws on the knowledge of native bee experts to bring native bee conservation and gardening into the digital realm.


Can bees see more colors than we can?

October 01, 2011 by Michael Ellis

Can bees see colors that people can't? What about birds? How do scientists figure out what can be seen by other animals, especially small animals like insects?

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Gearing Up for the Great Bee Count

May 24, 2011 by Isaura Linares

For the third year in a row, San Francisco State University Professor Gretchen LeBuhn is helping thousands of people pitch in on a major research effort to count bees all across the country. This year, they are gearing up for the Great Bee Count. It's not till July, but now's a good time to get seeds in the ground so you'll be ready!

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Once Stung, Twice Shy

July 01, 2008 by Alan Kaplan

Learn about some of our local stinging insects, from the familiar honeybee to the powerful velvet ant (watch out for that one!).

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Buzz Pollination

June 11, 2008 by Sue Rosenthal

What's the buzz on pollination? Bumblebees do it better!


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