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About Those Bee Stings: A Question Everyone Wants to Know

It's a question everyone wants to know. When folks hear about the 70-year beekeeping/bee wrangling career of 85-year-old apiculturist Norman Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of Davis, they ask: "How many times has he been...


"Bee Man" Norm Gary clustered with bees during a bee wrangling stunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Bee Man" Norm Gary clustered with bees during a bee wrangling stunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a bee sting. This photo was taken when a guard bee was defending her colony. Note the stinger embedded in the arm and the stretched abdominal tissue as the bee pulls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a bee sting. This photo was taken when a guard bee was defending her colony. Note the stinger embedded in the arm and the stretched abdominal tissue as the bee pulls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a bee sting. This photo was taken when a guard bee was defending her colony. Note the stinger embedded in the arm and the stretched abdominal tissue as the bee pulls away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Why Hobby Beekeepers in Urban Environments Should Limit Themselves to Two Hives

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Hobby beekeepers in urban environments should limit themselves to two hives, says apiculturist Norman Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, in his newly published book,  Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and...

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'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Bee Man" Norm Gary is covered with bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, examines a frame at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'The Human Bee Hive'

Bee Man Norman Gary

Many beekeepers keep bees, but Norman Gary wears them. Gary, who received his doctorate in entomology (apiculture) from Cornell University, served as a professor at the University of California, Davis for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Now 76, he's been a...

Bee Man Norman Gary
Bee Man Norman Gary

BEE MAN Norman Gary, emeritus professor, University of California, Davis, is covered with bees during a shoot for the History Channel. The segment, for Stan Lee’s “Super Humans,” is scheduled to be broadcast at 10 p.m., Pacific Time. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee Shoot
Bee Shoot

CREW kept busy doing the bee shoot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professional Musician
Professional Musician

B-FLAT CLARINET--Norman Gary plays the b-flat clarinet during the photo shoot. He's a professional musician who formed the Beez Kneez Jazz Band. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM
Tags: bee man (3), History Channel (2), Norman Gary (18)
 
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