The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Here are some of the things we saw and heard at the show:

For Bayer Environmental Science’s Mike Dempster, it was a first — as in first Golf Industry Show. Dempster, Bayer’s apiary manager/research apiarist at its research facility in Clayton, North Carolina, was on hand to talk about Bayer’s involvement with bee research, including that involving pollinator health. Dempster was showing off a live beehive from the Alama Area Beekeepers in San Antonio.

Dempster said several superintendents had stopped by to talk beekeeping with him.

“I’ve talked to a lot of superintendents who are thinking of getting hives or expanding their hives,” Dempster said.