Press Releases

4th Annual Bee Symposium to focus on Backyard Beekeeping

February 06, 2018

World renowned animal behaviorist, Thomas D. Seeley will address his latest interest, Darwinian Beekeeping, during the 4th Annual Bee Symposium at UC Davis, March 3rd. Presented by both the Honey and Pollination Center as well as the Department of Entomology and Nematology, this year’s program will focus on issues and interests of backyard beekeepers.

The Styles and Nuances of Mead - February 10-11, 2018

January 10, 2018

Mead is popular. The industry is growing quickly. A new meadery is opening every three days here in the United States. It is time to learn about all the nuances this ancient and beautiful beverage holds. The Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis is hosting ‘The Styles and Nuances of Mead’, February 9 and 10, 2018.

UC Davis is the Place to Bee to Learn About and Experience Honey!

September 15, 2017
Honey Sensory Experience November 10-11, 2017  

For the past nine months, the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis, has been studying the many facets of honey: flavor, aroma, color, pollen and nutrition. The Center has established and trained a honey sensory panel within the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology. After an initial training, the panel tasted and scored three varietal honeys with samples produced from across the country.

Graduate Student Winners - Bee Symposium 2017

May 31, 2017
Winners of the Graduate Student Poster Contest at the Bee Symposium 2017 on May 7th.  

The Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Graduate Student Poster contest at the annual Bee Symposium held May 7, 2017. The Symposium, hosted by the Center and the Department of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis, is underwritten by the Springcreek Foundation.

2017 Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey

November 29, 2016
The fourth annual fundraiser for the Honey & Pollination Center--inviting the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to the table!  

The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey is a tasty way to celebrate pollinators, honey, mead and all the wonderful fruits and vegetables they help bring to the table. This year’s Feast will be held Saturday evening, February 11 at 6pm in the Sensory Building Foyer, Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis.

January 20, 2015: A Taste of Mead and Honey

January 20, 2015
The Honey and Pollination Center hosts a Taste of Mead and Honey  

A celebration of the world’s oldest fermented beverage will take place Saturday, January 31 at the Robert Mondavi Institute on the UC Davis campus. For the second year, the Honey and Pollination Center at the Institute is hosting its annual Mid-Winter Beekeeper’s Feast: A Taste of Mead and Honey. Each element of the dinner is paired with a unique mead, a fermented blend of honey, water and often fruits, yeast, or spices. As more and more craft meaderies open, consumers are learning about this wonderful beverage.

April 26, 2013: Luncheon in the Garden

April 26, 2013
The Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, University of California is taking wing! The self-supporting Center’s mission is to promote the use of high quality honey and to develop programs for research, education and outreach to beekeepers, agricultural interests and the food industry.