Registration is open!

Keynote speakers include Yves Le Conte, Director, French National Bee Lab from Avignon, France and Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland and Project Director for the Bee Informed Partnership. 

Additional speakers are Rachel Vannette, and Brian Johnson; assistant professors in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis and Quinn McFrederick, assistant professor, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside.  More speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. Continental breakfast, lunch and post-event reception in the Good Life Garden included

Fee: $80 (General), $20 (Students, with valid student ID)
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Honey Sensory Analysis Course
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Join us for two days of tasting honey from all over the US, Italy, and the world. Learn how to distinguish between monoflorals and defects. More information coming soon.

Instructors will include Amina Harris, Director of the Honey and Pollination Center; Sue Langstaff, founder of Applied Sensory, creator of  a series of flavor defect wheels and author of Olive Oil Sensory Science,  Orietta Gianjorio, professional taster and certified Sommelier and Gian Luigi Marcazzan from the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey.
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 15, 2016!
World of Honey: International
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The second course in the World of Honey series will feature a tasting of 4  international honeys led by Amina Harris, Director of the Honey & Pollination Center. A short lecture by Elina Niño, Apiculture Extension and Research, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, will delve into related beekeeping practices and issues
Fee: $30 (General), $25 (UCD Affiliates), $12.50 (Students)
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Photos from our February event
The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey
Photos from the event taken by Mick's Magic Moments.
View the rest of the photos: HERE
Mead Research Fund
Though one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in history, we know very little about mead and there is not much research done on it. The Department of Viticulture and Enology is hoping to change that! Research has started, but a lot of funding will be needed. Links to the 'Mead Research Fund' will soon be set up here along with all of our donation levels: