On September 11, Haagen-Dazs, partnering with the University of California at Davis, will unveil another example of its continued support for the honey bees when it opens the doors of Honey Bee Haven. Planted in the fall of 2009, the Haven is a set of interconnected gardens, including "Pollinator Patch," "Nectar Nook" and "Honeycomb Hideout," which seeks raise public awareness about the plight of the honey bees while providing a year-round food source for bees themselves.
Haagen-Dazs had donated $125,000 to the UC Davis Department of Entomology for the project to cover site planning and prep and a design competition for the garden, ultimately conceived by landscape architects Donald Sibbet of the Sibbett Group and Ann F. Baker of RRM Design Group, interactive planner Jessica Brainard and exhibit designer Chika Kurotaki, also of RRM. The Haven is located on a half acre on the UC Davis campus at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road. on the UC Davis campus.
Read more details about the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on the UC Davis site.