Blue October

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World  By Kathy Keatley Garvey   10/24/12

It's "Orange October" for the San Francisco Giants, who just defeated the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the World Series.

But over at the Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Experiment Farm at 7781 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, it's Blue October.

It's delightful to see the honey bees foraging in the sky-blue borage (Borago officinalis), aka starflower and bee bread.

Burbank (1849-1926), a noted plant breeder, must have enjoyed the bees there, too. You can...

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