Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, Davis: Address, Phone Number, Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Reviews: 4.5/5

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
4.5
Speciality Museums • Gardens
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The Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum for the study and observation of bees and the plants that support them. We are open daily from dawn to dusk free of charge. Visitors will see over 200 plant species and varying numbers of bee species depending on the weather and time of year. Plants have detailed labels with information on water use and the bee resources provided. Additional information about bees and gardens and planning a bee garden is on our web site.
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4.5
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Linda F
California6 contributions
late season visit
Sep 2021
It appears that many plants have died over this summer. the garden was interesting none the less. a quick 20 minute maximum walk through for the entire garden. would recommend a visit in the spring or early summer.
Written September 22, 2021
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Sanine W
Davis, CA38 contributions
See the bees!
Aug 2019 • Friends
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.
Written August 23, 2019
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davidbu2017
San Jose, CA7 contributions
Learn about Bees and Plan your Pollinator-friendly Landscape
Jun 2019 • Solo
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.
Written June 27, 2019
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OrangeRambler
Los Angeles, CA51 contributions
Instructive, educational, interesting-YES! Delightful, entertaining, kid-magnet? NO!
Nov 2018 • Solo
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!
Written November 19, 2018
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stephan t
Davis, CA57 contributions
Lots native plants and a variety of bees
Jun 2018 • Friends
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.
Written July 23, 2018
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Kimberly
185 contributions
Bee Friendly Garden
Dec 2017
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.
Written December 17, 2017
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CharlieVVancouver
Hood River, OR159 contributions
Delightful
Sep 2017 • Business
Interested in pollination and/or bees? This is a great spot to learn about both. We saw bees foraging for nectar and pollen, were able to identify them. Lots of variety of both plants and bees.
Written September 13, 2017
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Sandra H
Davis198 contributions
Interesting place
Apr 2017 • Solo
A really interesting place to visit, especially for kids that is a little out of the way (but easily accessed by walking, biking or car). It's located just to the west of town. Theres a pretty little park with exhibits for kids.
Written September 5, 2017
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Bigredmachine
Salt Lake City, UT2,193 contributions
Excellent Demonstration Garden
Apr 2017
The Häagen-Dazs honey bee haven is a bee-friendly demonstration garden on the University of California Davis campus that is supported by the Häagen-Dazs® ice cream company.

Here is the information from their web page:

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. Located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, it was planted in Fall 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Häagen-Dazs. The garden is open year-round during daylight hours. Admission is free.
Written April 1, 2017
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CurtRobinson
Davis, CA52 contributions
Interesting Garden
Aug 2016
Although this is out of the way. It is worth visiting, especially if you're looking for ideas on what types of bee friendly plants to put in your garden.
Written August 22, 2016
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