2018 Bee Symposium

May 31, 2017
A day long event discussing bee health and exploring best management practices help sustain the bee population for the future.

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Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: UC Davis Conference Center

(Registration Date TBD)

Our fourth annual Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy will be hosted at the UC Davis Conference Center on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be lobby displays featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants, and much more.

This year, our lead speaker is Tom Seeley, Horace White Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University.


 2018 Lead Speaker

Past events

Take a look at our previous Bee Symposium events:

2017 Bee Symposium

2016 Bee Symposium

2015 Bee Symposium


"As a new beehive owner I thought the information presented was fascinating and presented in a very efficient manner. I loved every aspect of the presentations!"

"Nice to get science, there is a lot of fuzzy thinking out there."

"Thank you for a well-organized, thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking day." 



Events at the Center

The Honey and Pollination Center hosts several annual events including mead making short-courses, symposiums, public outreach events and fundraising dinners. Many of these are unique to the center, and to UC Davis. Mead-making short courses in a university environment have never been offered to hobbyists, professional mead makers, and the general public. The Bee Symposium, an annual event, brings together faculty from the esteemed UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology with bee researchers, experts and hobbyists from the United States and Canada. Click on the events below to learn more about each.


Upcoming Events at the Center


Other Campus Events



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