The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Bee Garden Tour

Location: UC DAVIS Bee Biology Road, Davis, CA 95616
Begin Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
End Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Price Per Bee Tour Fee: $5.00
Last day to register online: Saturday, December 31, 2016
The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a half-acre bee garden and outdoor museum devoted to bee pollinators and the plants that support them. Located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis, it was planted in Fall 2009 through a generous gift from Häagen-Dazs. The garden is open year-round, from dawn to dusk.

Beginner's Intro to Mead Making

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building
Begin Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
End Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Price Per Ticket: $575.00
Last day to register online: Friday, January 06, 2017
Learn introductory information on how to make mead from leading mead makers and faculty from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.

Mead Making BOOTCAMP

Date of Event: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time of Event: 9:00AM
Location: Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute
Price Per Ticket: $200.00
Last day to register online: Friday, January 06, 2017
Receive valuable hands-on experience in the LEED Platinum Teaching and Research Winery from honey to the bottle, all in one day.

Olive Oil Symposium 2017

Date of Event: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time of Event: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Price Per Ticket: $99.00
Last day to register online: Friday, January 13, 2017
Come see the future of California’s booming olive oil industry! Top industry and academic experts will examine market trends, reveal new research and discuss the gains made by the newly established Olive Oil Commission of California. The symposium also will review the best practices that growers and processers have employed to maximize their profitability. Presented by the commission and the UC Davis Olive Center, this is a must-attend event for growers, processors, and anyone interested in the future of California’s olive oil industry.

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.

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 12, 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.

FST Annual Research Symposium

Date of Event: Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time of Event: 8:00am
Location: Silverado Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $0.00
Last day to register online: Thursday, December 01, 2016
This research symposium presents cutting edge research conducted by the faculty, staff and students in the department of Food Science and Technology. Talks and poster presentations will feature recent advances in the interdisciplinary field of food science and their applications to improve quality, safety, and sustainability of food systems and consumer health.

Working Your Colonies 3/12

Date of Event: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD Davis CA 95616
Price Per Ticket: $150.00
Last day to register online: Sunday, November 20, 2016
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.