Honey Sensory Experience: An Introduction

Jul 12, 2017
This course is for beekeepers, bakers, honey-lovers, mead makers, packers, importers, professional buyers, honey producers, and honey lovers, category manager or anyone who wants to gain expertise in the aroma of honey analysis. Over two days, expert teachers will guide participants through a unique tasting and educational odyssey.



Date: Friday, November 10 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building


Registration Date TBD


Learn about the nuances of nature's perfect sweet! For the last few months, the UC Davis Food Science and Technology sensory lab has been doing extensive sensory research on honey characteristics, and we're ready to share our experiences.

Join the Honey & Pollination Center and experienced teachers in the industry. Teachers include Orietta Gianjorio, Member of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, Hanne Sivertsen, Sensory Researcher, Department of Food Science and Techology, UC Davis, and Amina Harris, Director of the Honey & Pollination Center.


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

  • November 10-11, 2017: Honey Sensory Experience: An Introduction
  • January 11, 2018: Mead Making Bootcamp
  • January 12-13, 2018: Beginner's Introduction to Making Mead
  • February 2-3, 2018: Intermediate Mead Making: The Styles and Nuances of Mead (TBD)
  • March 3, 2018: Bee Symposium - Lead speaker Tom Seeley
  • May 5, 2018: Annual California Honey Festival
  • June 25-28, 2018: Advanced Mead Making (TBD)


Other Campus Events



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