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.
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
A newly revised program for the mead maker going ‘pro’ or the mead maker who yearns to learn more. Keynotes: Patrick McGovern and Traci Dutton, of the CIA. Instruction includes a full sensory program, one on one sessions with master mead makers, and a packed schedule. Tours of nearby meaderies, honey packing facility and. . . Sessions are offered by faculty and staff of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the Robert Mondavi Institute, and exceptional mead makers. Registration is open. (Complete agenda here)
July 17-20, 2019: International Pollinator Conference
2019 International Pollinator Conference will be highlighting recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators, and linking these to policy implications. The conference will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations.
September: Mead 201 cancelled and rescheduled for June 2020
November 7-9: Sensory Evaluation of Honey
Learn how to recognize distinct US and European varietal honeys in this intensive three day course. Additional presentations include information about research, cooking demos and adulteration.
January 23: Mead Making Bootcamp
This hands on one-day program takes place in small groups in the UC Davis Leed Platinum Teaching and Research Winery.
January 24-25: Mead 101
Learn the Rudiments of making mead from its ancient history to the present. Instruction focuses on mead varieties and tastings. Sessions are offered by faculty and staff of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the Robert Mondavi Institute, and exceptional mead makers.
Spring (Date TBD) The Annual Bee Symposium Returns
April 18: Picnic Day
Honey tasting in the Good Life Garden
May 2: California Honey Festival
Celebrate Honey and Pollinators in Downtown Woodland with over 150 exhibitors and vendors. Cooking Stage. Educational speakers’ stage. Music and Beer and Mead Garden. Family Friendly and Free!
June 25 – 27: Mead 201
This 3 day program introduces the mead maker to sensory science and important hands-on lab experiences. Sessions are offered by faculty and staff of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the Robert Mondavi Institute, and exceptional mead makers.