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It's All the Buzz: WAS to Meet in Davis in 2017

This sign, fronting the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis, is the work of self-described

It's all the buzz. It's just been announced that the Western Apicultural Society (WAS), founded 40 years ago at UC Davis, will be meeting ...drum roll...Sept. 5-7,  2017 in Davis, Calif. That's the kind of advance notice we like. Fortieth...

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:01 PM

All the Buzz: The Hive and the Honey Bee

Norm Gary, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, with Barbara Allen-Diaz, then vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's out. The newly published edition of The Hive and the Honey Bee edited by American Bee Journal editor Joe Graham, is now a reality. This is the bible of the beekeeping world, and rightfully so. It was first published in 1853--which, by the way,...

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:37 PM

It's National Pollinator Week!

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis who recently retired as a professional bee wrangler, talks bees with Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC ANR vice president. The bee sculpture, in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's National Pollinator Week! Do you know where your pollinators are? It was good to see the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) conduct its recent "Be a Scientist" project. Thousands of participants across the...

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Bee Stunt: A First and a Last

A handful of bees, held by Barbara Allen-Diaz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was Norm Gary's last bee wrangling stunt. And it was Barbara Allen-Diaz' first close-up encounter with bees. The occasion: Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), was on the UC Davis campus...

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Bee-ing There and Bee-Lieving in the Bees

Honey bees in the hands of Pam Kan-Rice. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it a "practice run." Or a "buzz run." Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) vowed last year to wear bees if she received at least $2500 in donations for UC student scholarships through the...

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

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