Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Roger Alfred Morse: Scholar, Expert on Bees

Expand Messages
  • tomas mozer
    Copyright 2000 Los Angeles Times Sunday, May 28, 2000 Roger Alfred Morse, 72, who turned a childhood interest in beekeeping into an encyclopedic knowledge that
    Message 1 of 1 , May 29, 2000
      Copyright 2000 Los Angeles Times
      Sunday, May 28, 2000

      Roger Alfred Morse, 72, who turned a childhood interest in beekeeping
      into an encyclopedic knowledge that made him a highly regarded
      apiculturist. An entomology professor at Cornell University for more
      than 40 years, Morse was also a prolific author. His "The Complete
      Guide to Beekeeping" is one of the definitive works on the subject.
      He was born in Saugerties, N.Y. Morse's father, a superintendent of
      schools, kept bees as a hobby and instilled an interest in his son,
      who began keeping hives at age 10. Morse enrolled at Cornell
      University after serving in the Army during and after World War II.
      He received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from the school
      before joining the faculty. He become chairman of the entomology
      department in 1986. Morse also traveled extensively, often under the
      sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, teaching
      beekeepers in Africa, South America and the Philippines how to
      improve their craft. In reporting his death, the New York Times noted
      that Morse was not impervious to bee stings. His daughter Susan said
      that four days before his death, Morse returned home sporting the
      evidence of another encounter with a bee. "He died with a little bee
      sting on his eye," she said. On May 12 at his home in Ithaca, N.Y.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.