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Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

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Sanine W wrote a review Aug 2019
Davis, California38 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and friends spent an interesting two hours at the Bee Haven. Unfortunately, there is only one full time person who takes care of the Haven so volunteers are relied upon. Also the funding has been cut so the up keep is difficult. The Haven is worth a visit to see the plants that the bees rely on and to realize how important bees are to the planet.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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davidbu2017 wrote a review Jun 2019
San Jose, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
I attended the morning class, and then spent some more time exploring the garden. The class was perfect - practical, educational and interesting. The class started indoors in the facility adjacent to the garden. The speaker, Dr. Christine Casey, (she has a PhD in entomology) answered every question and kept the attendees engaged throughout the presentation. We attended the second part of the class in the garden itself, enjoying a tour and Dr. Casey's observations on the plants there. And the bees! They were everywhere, and yet it was obvious they preferred some plants over others. I learned a tremendous amount of information that I can apply to my own garden spaces to make them pollinator-friendly. Seeing the plants first-hand was a treat. I highly recommend the class if you are planning your own garden. It was a fun morning and well worth the trip.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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OrangeRambler wrote a review Nov 2018
Los Angeles, California51 contributions35 helpful votes
Full Transparency Caveat: I visited in November, so therefore no bountiful blossoms and busy bees all over the place. It was interesting to see, however, which plant varieties blossom even at that time of year (yay, Mexican Lavender!). The plant labeling was quite good, and there was some interesting placards of bee info (I liked the info about the slotted watering stations). This is an unattended Bee Haven - you are on your own, which means not much more than trundling around reading the plant labels. This makes it more of a place to learn about bee plants and bees by reading the placards, which in itself is very valuable. But if you have kids that need entertainment or experiential learning, this is not the place, expecially in winter or on a cloudy day when they prime acting talent refuses to leave the hive... This is a place to go if you have very specific interest in bee gardens, not a general interest destination. and THERE IS NO ICE CREAM!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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stephan t wrote a review Jul 2018
Davis, California57 contributions25 helpful votes
I love this place. It is a great place to see native (and non-native) plantings that are attractive to honeybees, as well as a variety of other, native bees (carpenter, cuckoo, mason, bumble and sweat bees all make their homes here) and other pollinators like butterflies.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Kimberly wrote a review Dec 2017
186 contributions40 helpful votes
I took a walk around this garden today and found the placards and handouts informative and interesting. The plants needed trimming which made some of the placards hard to see and did not show off the plants to their best advantage.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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