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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...

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

'Bee Man' Norm Gary Featured at WAS Conference at UC Davis

'Bee Man' Norm Gary is surrounded by bees as he is about to perform a bee wrangling stunt. He is now retired from bee wrangling. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees intrigue, delight and fascinate Norman Gary. In fact, they have for 70 years. Seven decades. Yes, that's how long he's kept bees. Norm Gary's 70-year career includes both hobby and commercial beekeeping, but you probably know him by his...

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Why Turning 40 Is a Bee-Boggling Event: Western Apicultural Society's Big Conference

Pointing out the queen bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Turning 40 can be mind-boggling. But it will be bee-boggling--all bee-boggling--when the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) meets Sept. 5-8 at the University of California, Davis for its 40th annual conference. So much to do. So much to hear. So much to...

The Buzz Behind the Bee

Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, who is assisting him in his presidency, sit next to Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven at UC Davis. The sculpture is the work of Donna Billick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's the buzz behind the bee? The Western Apicultural Society, headed by president Eric Mussen of UC Davis, Extension apiculturist emeritus, wanted a unique bee T-shirt design for its 40th anniversary conference, set Sept. 5-8 at UC Davis. "We wanted...

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:27 PM

UC Davis Is Place to 'Bee' Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society Conference

The Bee Team: Eric Mussen, WAS president, and his wife, Helen, his assistant in planning the WAS program. They are pictured by Miss Bee Haven, a sculpture by Donna Billick that anchors the Häagen Dazs Bee Haven. A tour of the garden is planned during the Sept. 5-8 conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis is the place to "bee" on Sept. 5-8 for the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, but you'll want to register by Monday, July 31 to get the pre-registration discount. Eric Mussen of UC Davis, who is serving his sixth term as...

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM

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