Past Events

Mar 10, 2015


Held each year on Picnic Day, "Pollination Day" includes free honey tastings, crafts for kids, bee costumes, and honey sales.


The first-ever mead making short course, covering the basics of mead: history, development, production, distribution and more, led by professional mead makers and the world-renowned faculty in the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology.

The Honey and Pollination Center’s inaugural fundraising dinner, the feast was catered by The Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters, Calif., and featured a menu created by Ann M. Evans, author of The Davis Farmer’s Market Cookbook. Each course included a honey-infused dish.

The 100th Anniversary of Picnic Day was the center’s second year of “Pollination Day,” and the first year UC Davis honey was for sale.


       A day long event featuring a range of notable speakers from across North America.

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.


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