Honey & Pollination Center: Upcoming Events and News (December 2015 Issue)
The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Location: Sensory Building Foyer, Robert Mondavi Institute
Fee: $125 per person

$1250 table sponsorship
(Table of 8)
(Table sponsors will be recognized in our menu booklet)

All new menu created Ann Evans, author of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook and Kathi Riley, caterer and past chef of Zuni Cafe, San Francisco.

Early Bee Event: Join Amina Harris, Director of the Honey and Pollination Center for an educational honey tasting event prior to the Dinner. This complimentary honey tasting is limited to thirty participants with dinner reservation. Reserve your spot HERE.
Register here
World of Honey - California
Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 from 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Fee: $30 (General), $25 (UCD Affiliates), $12.50 (Students)

Join us for a unique honey tasting of 4-6 honeys from California led by Amina Harris, Director of the Honey & Pollination Center, complemented by a short lecture about related beekeeping practices and issues by Elina Nino, Apiculture Extension and Research, Department of Entomology & Nematology.

Register here
Continuing Mead Making Series is LIVE!
Following our beginner mead making course in November, this three-course series is designed for the intermediate to professional level mead-maker who wants to take their art to the next level by learning more in-depth into the science of mead.

Monday, Feb 8 - Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016: Continuing Mead Making
Wed, Feb 10, 2016: Business of Mead Making
Thur, Feb 11, 2016: Tour of Rabbit's Foot Meadery

Register here
Upcoming Events at the Center

Wednesday, January 27, 2016:
World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (California honeys)

Saturday, February 6, 2016:
The Feast: A Celebration with Mead and Honey

Monday, February 8 - Tuesday, February 9, 2016:
Continuing Mead Making

Wednesday, February 10, 2016:
Business of Mead Making

Thursday, February 11, 2016:
Tour & Tasting at Rabbit's Foot Meadery

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:
World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (International honeys)

Saturday, May 7, 2016:
2nd Annual Bee Symposium
Local UC News:

Enrollment Underway for UC Davis Bee Courses

UCD bee course enrollment is open! "If you want to become a beekeeper, improve your beekeeping skills. or learn how to rear queens, enrollment is now underway for several courses taught by bee scientists at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis. The first course begins Saturday, Feb. 13."

Read the Article HERE
Honey Holiday Caremels
(Recipe adapted from
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of honey
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Choped almonds or sea salt (optional)
1. Line 9-inch square pan with plastic wrap.
2. Melt butter over medium-high heat. Add honey, cream and brown sugar; cook until mixture comes to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and continue boiling, stirring frequently, until candy thermometer registers 250°F to 255°F, about 45 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla; pour into prepared pan.
4. Let cool completely in refrigerator before cutting into individual caramels.
5. Roll in chopped nuts or sprinkle sea salt, and wrap each individually in clear plastic wrap.
6. Store, tightly wrapped in refrigerator up to 1 month. Caramels will be soft at room temperature and firm if kept chilled.
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