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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, CA 95616
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...More
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...More
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.
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.
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.
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The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a unique outdoor museum where...More
The garden is humming with bees with in garden bee hives. The flowers are vibrant. Yarrow, germander, verbena, daisies, salvia are dominant & in peak blooms. The garden is well-signed. A fabulous place to learn about pollinators and associated plants. May be will have ice...More
I really enjoyed seeing the plants to plant in California for water usage and for bees. It was a nice, quiet place to visit.More
Date of experience: September 2015
HDHoneyBeeHaven, Manager at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. The Haven is generally fairly quiet; sometimes you'll be the only visitor while at other times there may be several groups. If you listen carefully when it's quiet, you'll notice that different bees have different pitches to their buzzing...More