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A Rousing, Standing Ovation for Eric Mussen

As Extension apiculturist, Eric Mussen shared his knowledge of bees. Here he opens a hive for a group to show them the queen, worker bees and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was so well-deserved. Internationally known honey bee guru Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, drew a rousing, standing ovation on Jan. 12 at the 75th annual American Beekeeping Federation's conference in Reno. To his surprise, Mussen...

As Extension apiculturist, Eric Mussen shared his knowledge of bees. Here he opens a hive for a group to show them the queen, worker bees and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
As Extension apiculturist, Eric Mussen shared his knowledge of bees. Here he opens a hive for a group to show them the queen, worker bees and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As Extension apiculturist, Eric Mussen shared his knowledge of bees. Here he opens a hive for a group to show them the queen, worker bees and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eric and Helen Mussen (at left) of Davis with Gene and Christine Brandi of Los Banos at the American Beekeeping Federation conference in Reno. Gene Brandi presented Eric Mussen with the Founders' Award from the  Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.
Eric and Helen Mussen (at left) of Davis with Gene and Christine Brandi of Los Banos at the American Beekeeping Federation conference in Reno. Gene Brandi presented Eric Mussen with the Founders' Award from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.

Eric and Helen Mussen (at left) of Davis with Gene and Christine Brandi of Los Banos at the American Beekeeping Federation conference in Reno. Gene Brandi presented Eric Mussen with the Founders' Award from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.

How Are the Bees Doing? ABF Conference in Reno

A varroa mite (see reddish-brown spot under the wing) clings to a bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How are the bees doing? When the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) meets Jan. 9-13 at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nev. for its 75th annual American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow, the key concern is bee health. Sadly, colony...

A varroa mite (see reddish-brown spot under the wing) clings to a bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite (see reddish-brown spot under the wing) clings to a bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite (see reddish-brown spot under the wing) clings to a bee foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gene Brandi, Speaker at WAS Conference: Managing Honey Bees in California

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Varroa mites--considered the No. 1 enemy of beekeepers--will be among the topics discussed when Gene Brandi of Los Banos, Calif., president of the American Beekeeping Federation, speaks at the 40th annual conference of the Western Apicultural Society, to...

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A varroa mite (reddish-brownish spot at left beneath the wings) is attached to this forager nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pauses from foraging on an almond blossom to pack pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM

A Honey of a Visit

Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows Alyssa Fine the bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When youngsters meet Alyssa Fine, the first thing they ask is “Do you ever get stung?” They also ask if the bee population is “still” declining and if she’s a beekeeper. Yes, yes, and yes. Alyssa Fine, 23, of Monongahela,...

Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows Alyssa Fine the bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows Alyssa Fine the bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows Alyssa Fine the bee sculpture in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine watches a honey bee forage in the zinnias at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine watches a honey bee forage in the zinnias at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

American Honey Bee Queen Alyssa Fine watches a honey bee forage in the zinnias at the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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