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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,...


"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
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural Resources

What to Do When a Bee Truck Overturns

A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When a bee truck overturns, all sorts of things can happen. None of them is good--unless both the people and the bees fare well. Bystanders panic....

A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Two Pressing Questions

Flight of the Honey Bee

It’s raining in northern California like the proverbial cats and dogs--and all the more reason to think of vacations. Extension apiculturist Eric...

Flight of the Honey Bee
Flight of the Honey Bee

HONEY BEE moves through salvia (sage). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Foraging
Foraging

HONEY BEE foraging on salvia (sage). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (267), honey bees (373), preventative measures (1), stings (3)

The Sting

Stinger

Beekeepers consider stings just a part of their job. However, say the word "bee" and John Q. and Jane Q. Public may not think about the pollination...

Stinger
Stinger

CLOSE-UP of a bee sting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Site of the Sting
Site of the Sting

THIS WHITE BUMP is the site of a bee sting, about 20 hours old. Beekeepers generally consider stings just a part of the job. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (267), honey bees (373), stinger (4), stings (3)
 
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