Product List

Oct 21, 2013
The current selection of the Honey and Pollination Center products

The Honey and Pollination Center has a small but growing group of products for sale. At the present time our items are available at the UC Davis Bookstore on campus, downtown and online. Proceeds from the sale of these items, helps the Center to continue its work and helps fund research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Bee Biology Laboratory on campus.

Proceeds from the sale of products support bee health research at UC Davis. 


Price: $10.00

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Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel

Learn how to describe your honey tasting experience using the new Honey Flavor Wheel, just published by the Honey and Pollination Center. The Wheel gives a huge lexicon to the tastes and aromas we find when tasting honey. The wheel production follows six months of research and development.

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Wholesale inquiries (for 10 or more Wheels): Contact Amina Harris at




Price: $11.50

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Price: $11.50

(After February 1st - $12.50)

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UC Davis Honey


This natural, light and floral Northern California Wildflower Honey is collected throughout the Sacramento Valley. It has been heated and filtered gently to ensure that the enzymes and pollen remain in the honey. All honey that has not been heated or filtered will eventually crystallize. Some honeys crystallize faster than others. Some crystallize to a creamy form – others a bit chunkier. Every honey is different!

From the label: “It was 1906, a slower-paced time, and the new University of California Farm had just opened in Davisville. Fifty years later it became the College of Agriculture and by 1976 the Bee Biology Lab was buzzing with students and bees. The bees made sweet honey from a blend of nectar gathered from the wildflowers of the valley and coastal foothills.

Today, the Honey and Pollination Center brings you an authentic honey experience. Collected throughout Northern California in the late springtime, this delightful wildflower honey has been delicately heated and strained to preserve the pollens native to the area.”

Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom Honey celebrates a long history in California. The first trees were planted in Mexican Los Angeles in 1835 by William Wolfskill. A short while later, William and his brother John planted citrus and grapes just outside of Winters, Calif. at Rancho de los Putos, later renamed the Wolfskill Experimental Orchards. In 1934, 107 acres of the ranch were deeded to the University. Today, Wolfskill Ranch is home to the USDA National Germplasm Repository, a living library of fruit, and an integral part of UC Davis.

Enjoy the delightful bouquet of orange blossoms. One taste and you will be transported back to the groves of the 1800’s. This honey has been gently heated and strained to preserve the pollens native to the area. All natural honey will eventually crystallize.

Crystallized honey is spreadable and will melt in hot tea or coffee. If you prefer liquid honey, warm the jar in hot – not boiling – water. To liquefy in a microwave, remove the lid and heat at medium setting for 30 seconds. Overheating will damage the honey’s wonderful flavor and natural enzymes.


Sold in 12 ounce jars.




Price: $18.00
(eight cards)

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(one card)

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UC Davis Honey - Insects and Flowers (Set of 8)

Stunning photography! Each card features a pollinator on flowers – all taken in the UC Davis environs. On the back, information tells you the name of the insect pollinator and the lovely flower it is helping to spread!

A packages set of eight makes a wonderful gift. Purchase them singly if you love one image more than others.

About our photographer: Kathy Keatley Garvey comes from a long line of beekeepers dating back at 60 years! She loves to see the world through a viewfinder; especially honeybees and insects, whether they are foraging, resting or flying. A national and international award winning photographer, she taught photography (volunteer) for 10 years. A communications specialist for the UC Davis Department of Entomology, Garvey writes the popular Bug Squad blog on the UC Agriculture and Natural resources website.

Set includes the following 8 cards:

  • California Buckeye Butterfly on Sedum
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower
  • Yellow-Faced Bumble Bee on Red Buckwheat
  • Monarch Butterfly and Honey Bee on Mexican Sunflower
  • Honey Bee visiting Tower of Jewels
  • Hover Fly (Syrphid) on Gaillardia
  • Brilliant Male Green Sweat Bee on a Seaside Daisy
  • Female Sweat Bee on Purple Coneflower

More of Kathy’s work will be featured in a Pollination Calendar. Publication 2014.

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Upcoming Events at the Center

  • January 27, 2016: World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (California)
  • February 6, 2016: The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey
  • February 8, 2016 - February 9, 2016: Continuing Mead Making--for Intermediate to Professional
  • February 10, 2016: Business of Mead Making
  • February 11, 2016: Mead Making continues with a tour of Rabbit's Foot Meadery
  • April 5, 2016: World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (International)
  • April 16, 2016: Pollination Day (Picnic Day)
  • May 7, 2016: Bee Symposium


Other Campus Events

JAN 2016

January 10, 2015: Parasitoid Palooza II Open House (Bohart Museum)
January 13, 2015: "Topical RNAi for Pest and Pathogen Management.." - Seminar
January 13, 2015: Wednesday Walks with Warren (Arboretum)
January 20, 2015: "Cloning and Characterization of a Basic Cysteine.." - Seminar
January 23, 2014: Goat Day (Department of Animal Science)
January 27, 2015: "Challenges to the Management of Migratory Pests on the High Plains" - Seminar
January 31, 2015: Storytime Through the Seasons (Arboretum)


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