Honey & Pollination Center: Upcoming Events and News (November 2015 Issue)
Saturday, February 6, 2016

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

$1250 table sponsorship

(Table sponsors will be recognized in our menu booklet)

The rains are diminishing. Beekeepers are beginning to move their hives into the dormant almond orchards. Soon, pink and white buds will peek out on the burnished branches of the almond trees all over central California. The beginning of spring is approaching. Bees are starting to emerge and to bask in the warmth of the afternoon sun. The dark, cool winter days of December and January are almost behind us. The bees will gather pollen and nectar to begin building their strength and their colony for the coming year.

Join us in the glow of candlelight as we celebrate this beginning of the honeybee’s season. Music, a silent auction and great food will fill the evening.

Early Bee Event by Les Dames d’Escoffier: 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.

Registration opens December 1, 2015
More Mead Making?!
What a successful course we had this weekend! Huge thank you to everyone that attended and participated at the Introduction to Mead Making Course. The mead courses are not over yet! Stay tuned for more information and registration for our not-so-beginner courses coming up in February 2016.
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
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

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016:
2nd Annual Bee Symposium

Local News:

Forager bees ‘turn on’ gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxins
Exciting research news from the Department of Entomology and Nematology on bee metabolism.

“When honeybees shift from nurse bees to foragers, or from caring for the brood to foraging for nectar and pollen, the bees “turn on” gene expression with products that protect against microorganisms and degrade toxins, three University of California, Davis, scientists have discovered..."

Read the rest of the article here

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