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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

Don't Let Yellowjackets Spoil Your Summer

Adult western yellowjacket. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yellowjackets have a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive since they often sting when defending their nests or when they encounter people while out scavenging for food.  This time of year, yellowjacket colony populations are increasing,...

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (10), paper wasps (1), pest (71), stings (4), UC IPM (214), yellowjackets (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 Mussen, member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty, received a query last week from a family...

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 (245), honey bees (339), preventative measures (1), stings (4)

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 of fruits, vegetables and nuts. Or the end product: honey. The bee conjures up the "S" word:...

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 (245), honey bees (339), stinger (4), stings (4)
 
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