European honey bees en Are you Ready for the ZomBee Apocalypse? <p>Today, we&nbsp;launched our latest Citizen Science project, <a href="" target="_blank">ZomBee Watch</a>, in partnership with San Francisco State University. Yes, that&#39;s right folks, we want you&nbsp;to become a&nbsp;real life ZomBee Hunter! To inspire you to do so, sit back and relax while I tell you this epic story of zombification!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apis mellifera Apocephalus borealis Brian Brown colony collapse disorder European honey bees insect zombification John Hafernik ZomBee apocalypse ZomBee hunter ZomBee Watch zombie fly zombies Blog Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:16:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 686 at Edible Nature <div> <div><span><span>Last week, I collected the first garbanzo bean out of the Erika J. Glazer Family </span><span>Home Garden. After showing the seed to some of my colleagues, who exclaimed, &quot;Wow, that&rsquo;s a garbanzo bean,&quot; I realized what a profound thing I was holding in my hand. From this tiny package an entire plant can spring,&nbsp;the potential for new life was right there in my hand.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European honey bees food garbanzo bean Home Garden seeds Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 30 Jun 2012 02:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 690 at Bee Hotel California <p><strong>Bee Hotels</strong> <div></div> <div>We here at the Museum really like bees, so much so that we are building them a hotel! This hotel will contain over 200 deluxe suites for native bees. We've specifically designed the hotel to accomodate various solitary bees found in L.A. We'll keep you posted as we see what moves in. Thanks to exhibit fabricator, Jerome Brown, the hotels are nearly ready to be put out in the Butterfly Pavilion yard. </div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bee hotels bee swarms bees European honey bees insects Blog Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 626 at The Birds, the Bees, and the Fecal Sacs <p>I know you've seen a lot of still images from the Black Phoebe, <em>Sayornis nigricans</em>, nest, but I just had to share this footage. Honestly, it is too good not to post.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Babies bees birds European honey bees insects nest Blog Fri, 27 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 629 at