Master Beekeeping Program registration is open! And a couple highlights from our past events.
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May 2016
Applications are now being accepted for our first Master Beekeeping Class.

Apprentice Level begins this Fall.
Applications are due on Wednesday, June 1, 2016!

Notification of acceptance into the program will be made by June 15th.

 Been keeping bees for years?  
You can test out of the Apprentice Level. In order to do this, written and practical exams will take place in September at UC Davis.

Apply here (Application at the bottom of the page)
Bee Symposium announces Graduate Student winners!
With over 200 attendees this year, the Bee Symposium is another success! For more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page below.
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Graduate Student Winners
First Place - $1000
Sara Winsemius and Laura Ward: Exploring potential routes of neonicotinoid exposure within pollinator hedgerows adjacent to seed-treated sunflower
Second Place - $750
W. Cameron Jasper: Investigating potential synergistic effects of chronic exposure to amitraz and multiple pesticides on honey bee (Apis mellifera) survivorship
Third Place - $500
Brittney Goodrich: Honey bee colony health: economic implications for beekeepers in almond pollination
Fourth Place - $250
John Mola: Fine-scale population genetics and movement ecology of the yellow-faced bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii)
Honey Sensory Experience - A Sweet Success!
Attendees at our First Honey Sensory Experience tasted over 50 honeys from across the globe. While on this sweet tour, they each learned how to discriminate between floral and fruity, crystallized and creamed. They learned about nutrition and pollen and how honey and hive products can be used for better health.
It was a packed 2 days of learning with Sue Langstaff of Applied Sensory, Orietta Gianjorio, professional olive oil taster and certified sommelier and Amina Harris, Director of the Honey and Pollination Center.
A special program of the course was a Master Class with Gian Luigi Marcazzan, president of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, located in Bologna, Italy.
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What's Next??
Thursday, October 20, 2016
World of Honey: California

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Mead Making Bootcamp

Friday, January 13, 2017 - Saturday, January 14, 2017
Beginner's Introduction to Mead Making

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