The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

2017 World of Honey - Honey Tasting (North America)

Date of Event: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time of Event: 6:30
Location: Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute
Price Per Ticket: $30.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Delve into varietal honeys from around the state, the continent and the world! Participants will receive beginning sensory tasting guidelines and delve into a unique honey tasting experience. Each tasting will feature a selection of 4 – 6 honeys and is complemented with a short lecture about bees, related beekeeping practices and issues.

Feast 2017: A Celebration of Mead and Honey

Date of Event: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time of Event: 6:00PM
Location: RMI Sensory Building Foyer
Price Per Ticket: $150.00
Last day to register online: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Join us for our annual celebration, an evening filled with delicious food, beverage and music in honor of pollinators everywhere.

Food Science Speed Networking and NCIFT Student Recognition Banquet

Date of Event: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time of Event: Tour 3-4pm/Registration 4:00pm/Speednetworking 4:15pm/Dinner 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Price Per Dinner registration: $50.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Please join us at UC Davis for an evening celebrating Food Science. The activities begin with Speed Networking where students seeking food industry careers and internships can connect with industry members looking to recruit talent. This event is free of charge. After Speed Networking, stay for the UC Davis Department of Food Science & Technology, and the Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT), annual meeting and Student Recognition Banquet. Dinner admission is $50. Student Dinner is $20.00 Pre-registration is required for all events. Parking is $9.

Planting the Bee Garden March 2017

Date of Event: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00am-11:00am
Location: Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
Price Per Ticket: $40.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Bees pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? Participants in this class, led by Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis, will learn what bees need and how to integrate that into their gardens. We'll discuss design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as encouraging insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. The class will conclude with an in-depth tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees. Registration includes light breakfast and snacks, course handouts, and a solitary bee house.

Planning Ahead for Your First Hives 3/11

Date of Event: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $95.00
Last day to register online: Friday, March 10, 2017
We are very excited to be hosting “Planning Ahead for Your First Hives” short course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. The short course will include lectures and hands-on exercises. This course is perfect for those who have little or no beekeeping experience and would like to obtain more knowledge and practical skills to move on to the next step of owning and caring for their own honey bee colonies.

Planning Ahead for Your First Hives 3/18

Date of Event: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $95.00
Last day to register online: Friday, March 17, 2017
We are very excited to be hosting “Planning Ahead for Your First Hives” short course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. The short course will include lectures and hands-on exercises. This course is perfect for those who have little or no beekeeping experience and would like to obtain more knowledge and practical skills to move on to the next step of owning and caring for their own honey bee colonies.

Working Your Colonies 3/19

Date of Event: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD Davis CA 95616
Price Per Ticket: $150.00
Last day to register online: Friday, March 17, 2017
Get up close and personal with the bees in the “Working Your Colonies” course. This course is for novice beekeepers who already have a colony and/or have taken the previous course, and want to develop their beekeeping skills further. We will discuss products of the hive, and a lecture on inspecting your colony, and solving problems with your colony. The afternoon will be spent entirely in the apiary with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Queen Rearing Techniques Short Course 4/15-4/16

Location: Short course will be held at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on UC Davis campus. For directions visit: http://elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu/qrtsc.html
Begin Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
End Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Price Per Ticket: $375.00
Last day to register online: Friday, April 14, 2017
The course will include lectures, hands-on exercises and a tour of our beautiful Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This course is perfect for those who have some beekeeping experience and would like to move on to the next step of rearing their own queens or maybe even trying their luck at bee breeding.

Queen Rearing Techniques Short Course 4/22-4/23

Location: Short course will be held at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on UC Davis campus. For directions visit: http://elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu/qrtsc.html
Begin Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
End Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Price Per Ticket: $375.00
Last day to register online: Thursday, April 20, 2017
The course will include lectures, hands-on exercises and a tour of our beautiful Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. This course is perfect for those who have some beekeeping experience and would like to move on to the next step of rearing their own queens or maybe even trying their luck at bee breeding.

Varroa Management Strategies 5/13

Date of Event: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $175.00
Last day to register online: Friday, May 12, 2017
Varroa management is important for all beekeeper to understand. We will be exploring deeper into the mite’s own biology and various means to monitor, mitigate, and manage these robust pests of the industry.

Varroa Management Strategies 5/27

Date of Event: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $175.00
Last day to register online: Friday, May 26, 2017
Varroa management is important for all beekeeper to understand. We will be exploring deeper into the mite’s own biology and various means to monitor, mitigate, and manage these robust pests of the industry.

Bee Breeding Basics

Date of Event: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $75.00
Last day to register online: Friday, June 09, 2017
This course is a complement to our Queen Rearing Techniques Short Course that we offer twice in the spring we will dive deeper into breeding schemes and honey bee genetics along with the various races and breeder lines.

Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course I June 26 and 27, 2017

Date of Event: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $525.00
Last day to register online: Friday, June 23, 2017
The essential sensory course for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey. Attend both courses for the definitive Master experience – more than 80 olive oils from around the world!

Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course II June 28 and 29, 2017

Date of Event: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time of Event: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $525.00
Last day to register online: Friday, June 23, 2017
The essential sensory course for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey. Attend both courses for the definitive Master experience – more than 80 olive oils from around the world!