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Bee-hold: The Eye of a Honey Bee

Close-up of the eye of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-hold, the eye of a honey bee! Have you ever looked into the eye of a honey bee? Really looked? If you read Norm Gary's popular book, Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees, you'll see just how marvelous they are. Norm Gary, emeritus...

Posted on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:27 PM

Why Turning 40 Is a Bee-Boggling Event: Western Apicultural Society's Big Conference

Pointing out the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Turning 40 can be mind-boggling. But it will be bee-boggling--all bee-boggling--when the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) meets Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis for its 40th annual conference. So much to do. So much to hear. So...

Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:50 PM

UC Davis Is Place to 'Bee' Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society Conference

The Bee Team: Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, his assistant in planning the WAS program. They are pictured by Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture by Donna Billick that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven. A tour of the garden is planned during the Sept. 5-8 conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis is the place to "bee" on Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, but you'll want to register by Monday, July 31 to get the pre-registration discount. Eric Mussen of UC Davis, who is serving his sixth term as...

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Wish You WAS Here! Top 10 Reasons Why You Should 'Bee' Here at UC Davis Sept. 5-8

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen giving a tour of the apiary at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever received an email, text or postcard from vacationing family or friends with the lead sentence: "Wish you were here?"Well, in this case, it's "Wish you WAS here!" Excitement is building for the 40th anniversary conference of the...

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Norm Gary: Jazz Is Music to His Ears--But So Are the Bees

Bee wrangler Norm Gary clustered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jazz is music to his ears, but so are the bees. He's been beekeeping and playing the clarinet for 69 years. Meet Norman Gary of Citrus Heights, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology who retired in 1994 after a 32-year academic...

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:06 PM

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