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Honey & Pollination Center: Upcoming Events and News (October 2015 Issue)
Friday, November 13th - Saturday, November 14th

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute
Fee: $575 per person


For the first time, a mead short course will include hands-on mead making in the UC Davis LEED platinum winery building, led by Chik Brenneman, the winemaker for UC Davis. Four leading mead makers from across the US will also provide instruction.

Still a couple spots available! Register now!
Register for Beginners Introduction to Mead Making
The Midwinter's Beekeeper's Feast is now called the Celebration of Pollination!

Celebration of Pollination: Mid-winter Feast
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute

The Honey & Pollination Center is hosting its third mid-winter feast! Celebrate mead, the world’s oldest fermented beverage, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Robert Mondavi Institute on the UC Davis campus.

More information and registration coming soon!
Continuing Mead Making
Monday, Feb 8, 2016 - Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
For the intermediate or professional mead maker who wants to take their knowledge to the next level.

Business of Making Mead
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Business Plans, TTB issues, Branding, Winery Design and more
Mead, a fermented blend of honey, water and often fruits, yeast, or spices, has been dated to about 7000 BCE. Ceramic shards found in Jiahu, Henan Province, China held a mead-like residue according to Dr. Patrick McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages. According to the BBC the number of meaderies in the United States has grown in the last ten years from 30-40 meaderies to over 250.
Looking for plants for your garden? The UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sales are coming up. Click for more details.
Department of Entomology & Nematology: Upcoming Noon Seminars

Oct. 21 - Isgouhi Kaloshian
Unraveling How Aphids and Associated Microbes Modulate Plant Immunity

 

Oct. 28 - Nicolas Svetec 
Title: The Adaptive Significance of Natural Genetic Variation in the DNA Damage Response of Drosophila melanogaster

Local News:

The California Aggie - “If you like to eat, thank a bee!”

Bees are one of the most important parts of our ecosystem and greatly affects our food source. On October 2nd, the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven had their fall open house, showcasing what local foliage can do for bees around the Davis area.

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