Updates

Mead Courses, Now Open!

It’s that time of year again – you can now sign up for the 2023 Introduction to Making Mead and the Mead Making Boot Camp courses!

These courses make terrific holiday gifts for those who are interested in a deep dive into making the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage.
 
WHEN?
Boot Camp: Thursday, February 2
Introduction to Making Mead: Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4
 
WHERE?

California Honey Festival Donation

The California Honey Festival has made a $10,000 donation to the Honey and Pollination Center to help the Center continue its work to research quality and healthy bees. In the photo are Festival Committee members: Al Eby, Jordan Waldron, Nick Waldron; Davis Development officer, Abigail McCullough; Director of the Center and coordinator of the UC Davis presence at the Festival, Amina Harris and Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute, Dr. Andrew Waterhouse.

Buzzing Back through COVID - Spring Events

It is a dry springtime out here in California and the almond blossoms are bursting on the branches. Honey bees are doing their jobs pollinating and re-energizing their hives. And, similarly, the Center is re-energizing for a very active season. We will be everywhere!

Milestones & Future Goals

Throughout the pandemic, many of us have been reassessing our work and programs. This has happened within the Honey and Pollination Center, too.  As we move into 2022, with close to ten years of work, the Center has begun to refine and rethink our vision and mission. Our emphasis will be shifting into educating and promoting pure, unadulterated honey while addressing the needs and challenges of the beekeeping and honey packing industries.

Celebrating Mead!

In celebration of Mead Day August 7th, the Center is excited to announce the re-entering of on-site mead education field this coming winter. It has been a long time coming!

Crowdfunding at UC Davis

Crowdfund UC Davis debuted one year ago as a twice-a-year platform, February and October, to strengthen university programs and their positive community impacts. Student, faculty and staff teams apply to be part of the platform and are responsible for marketing and networking their projects for fundraising success.

A Sweet New Year

A Sweet New Year

As the year comes to a close, we at the Honey and Pollination Center wish to express our gratitude for your support of the work we did in 2019.

On Picnic Day, the plaza outside the Robert Mondavi Institute’s Sensory Building was once again filled with students, families and people (and their dogs) dressed as bees! Over 2000 people tasted honey from the center and enjoyed the grape vine give-away, olive oil samples, and delicious ice cream from UC Davis food science students!

Honey and Pollination Center Calendar of Events 2019-2020

A quick look at The Honey and Pollination Center's upcoming events and courses. To stay updated and informed, sign up for our newsletter HERE.

2019

June 23, 2019: Somm Day

An invitation only event for sommeliers and writers offering education and tasting of mead. Keynotes: Patrick McGovern and Gillian Balance. In coordination with the CIA.

June 24-27, 2019: Mead 301