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Lots native plants and a variety of bees

I love this place. It is a great place to see native (and non-native) plantings that are... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
stephan t
Davis, California

Interested in pollination and/or bees? This is a great spot to learn about both. We saw bees... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Hood River, Oregon
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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
+1 530-752-0479
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stephan t
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank CurtRobinson
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank drKSG
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is great to see the variety of colors, textures, and shapes of plants that attract bees. The array is helpful for those of us who want to add to the beauty and helpfulness of our gardens.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ann M
Reviewed 21 September 2015

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
Thank jrperkins3
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

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