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'Bee Man' Norm Gary: Still Smokin'

Emeritus professor of apiculture Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, pose with Gary's 70-year-old smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not every beekeeper who can say they've owned--and used--a smoker for 70 years. "Bee Man" Norman Gary can. And he displayed it at the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, held recently at UC Davis. Gary, who initiated and...

Emeritus professor of apiculture Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, pose with Gary's 70-year-old smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Emeritus professor of apiculture Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, pose with Gary's 70-year-old smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emeritus professor of apiculture Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, pose with Gary's 70-year-old smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little fun between friends! Norm Gary (left) playfully aims his smoker at Eric Mussen. Gary retired from UC Davis in 1994 as an apiculture professor, and Mussen in 2014 as an Extension apiculturist. Mussen continues to maintain an office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little fun between friends! Norm Gary (left) playfully aims his smoker at Eric Mussen. Gary retired from UC Davis in 1994 as an apiculture professor, and Mussen in 2014 as an Extension apiculturist. Mussen continues to maintain an office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little fun between friends! Norm Gary (left) playfully aims his smoker at Eric Mussen. Gary retired from UC Davis in 1994 as an apiculture professor, and Mussen in 2014 as an Extension apiculturist. Mussen continues to maintain an office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen sign a Western Apicultural Society poster. Gary initiated and spearheaded the founding of WAS and served as its first president. Mussen just finished his sixth term as president. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen sign a Western Apicultural Society poster. Gary initiated and spearheaded the founding of WAS and served as its first president. Mussen just finished his sixth term as president. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen sign a Western Apicultural Society poster. Gary initiated and spearheaded the founding of WAS and served as its first president. Mussen just finished his sixth term as president. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Norm Gary's 70-year-old smoker. He acquired this at age 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Norm Gary's 70-year-old smoker. He acquired this at age 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Norm Gary's 70-year-old smoker. He acquired this at age 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the World of Bees

The Buzz

Gleanings from the Western Apicultural Society's 31st annual conference, being held in Healdsburg this week under the direction of president Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist and member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty:Honey bees can...

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The Buzz

The Buzz
The Buzz

HONEY BEE wings in motion. The bee can fly a distance of two to two-and-a-half miles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Wazzup Aug. 17-20? WAS!

Honey Bee

WAS is not just the first and third person singular past indicative of be. It's the Western Apicultural Society, an organization dedicated to the science and art of  rearing honey bees. You'll find scores of commericial beekeepers at the 31st...

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

HONEY BEE, packed with pollen, nectars flowers in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

Pretty in PInk
Pretty in PInk

PRETTY IN PINK--A honey bee in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM
 
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