VACAVILLE — The Rich Schubert Bee Farm in Vacaville will be featured Tuesday on the “Animal Planet” one-hour special, “Ultimate Swarms.”
The episode features George Gavin, a British scientist and zoologist who travels to the Central Valley to get a close-up look at the 2 million honey bees that support the $180 billion industry. Gavin becomes the “Queen Bee” as bee expert Norman Gary of Citrus Heights covers him with a queen pheromone that causes 40,000 bees to cluster him like a bee “sweater” at the Schubert farm.
“Swarms are one of the greatest spectacles on Earth – at times horrifying and other times wondrous,” Gavin said in a press release. “By coming together, even the simplest of creatures can achieve the impossible. And by understanding how swarms work we are gaining some fascinating insights into our lives.”
“Ultimate Swarm” will premiere at 8 p.m.
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