An emeritus professor of apiculture at the University of California (Davis), Gary also plays Dixieland music in a human ensemble called the Beez Kneez Jazz Band. He generally goes solo for the bee-encrusted gigs. Hollywood has used Gary’s bee-wrangling talents, though seldom his clarinet, in more than a dozen movies. Among them: The X Files; Fried Green Tomatoes; Invasion of the Bee Girls; and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh.
Several of Gary’s scientific activities involve vibration, a general physics phenomenon of which music is just a part. Gary has microwaved bees….
So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.
Here’s video of a bee-encrusted performance by Professor Gary: