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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 career.  As...

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

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. 5-8,  2017 in Davis, Calif. That's the kind of advance notice we like. Fortieth...

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 state...

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 recently to...

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

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