The Berkeley Bee Garden is open to the public only once a year. And you know that Robb and I were not going to miss out! I'd been trying to figure out where this place is, for ages.
I can't say enough about their fantastic website. It's really huge, and fun, and if you're even a little bit of a nature-geek, it's a total time-suck.
Want to learn about the 1,600 species of bees in California? Click here.
Want help planting a garden that will attract native bees? Click here.
Want to learn what "facts" about bees are just Urban Legends? Click here.
There's lots to learn on this fascinating site. Do check it out!
To be completely accurate, I should note that the photo above is actually a collection of bees from Costa Rica that were on display at the Berkeley Bee Garden, and not actually California natives. I thought it was too cool of a photo not to share.