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Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

September 18, 2013
In this enlightening TED talk, Dr. Marla Spivak sheds light on the interrelated issues creating colony collapse disorder and the simple way in which we, humans on the planet, can begin to support a change that would improve bee health and our own lives!  

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences.

UC Davis pollination expert and Institute leader focus on honey at CIA

September 04, 2013
Honey and Pollination Center's Executive Director, Amina Harris, was in the Davis Enterprise yesterday to promote the conference she is lecturing at, entitled "Flavor, Quality and American Menus."

The event will be held through Saturday in St. Helena, Winters and Davis. It is themed "Flavor, Quality and American Menus." Both Williams and Harris will speak Thursday morning on the CIA campus at the session on "The Role of Bees in American Agriculture: From Hive Health and Honey to Sustainable Pollination."

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.