The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

2018 Goat Day

Date of Event: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time of Event: 8:30 am
Location: UC Davis Sciences Lecture Hall, Room 123 & Meyer Hall
Price Per Ticket: $15.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Goat owners, producers, veterinarians, students, and 4-H and FFA goat-project youths from throughout California will gather on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the UC Davis Science Lecture Hall, Room 123 and Meyer Hall. Sponsored by: UC Davis Department of Animal Science, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

The Styles and Nuances of Mead

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building
Begin Date: Friday, February 09, 2018
End Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Price Per Ticket: $775.00
Last day to register online: Thursday, February 01, 2018
Learn more in-depth about the styles and nuances of mead at the University of California, Davis - Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey

Date of Event: Friday, February 09, 2018
Time of Event: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building
Price Per Ticket: $150.00
Last day to register online: Thursday, February 01, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration, an evening filled with delicious food, beverage and music in honor of pollinators everywhere.

2018 Bee Symposium

Date of Event: Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time of Event: 8:15
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Price Per Ticket: $85.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Our fourth annual Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy will be hosted at the UC Davis Conference Center on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be lobby displays featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants, and much more. This year, our lead speaker is Tom Seeley, Horace White Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University.

Baby Behavior for Lactation Professionals (4 Part Series)

Date of Event: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00pm
Location: ONLINE (Pre-recorded)
Price Per Registration: $120.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This 4-part, pre-recorded, webinar series (1 hour each) will be hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.

Working Your Colonies 3/25/18

Date of Event: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD Davis CA 95616
Price Per Ticket: $150.00
Last day to register online: Friday, March 23, 2018
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.

Planning Ahead for Your First Hives 3/24/18

Date of Event: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $95.00
Last day to register online: Friday, March 23, 2018
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.

Planting the Bee Garden April 2018

Date of Event: Saturday, April 14, 2018
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, April 11, 2018
Bee 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? We’ll discuss garden design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as how to encourage insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. We’ll also learn about some of the latest research on bees and gardens and how to incorporate this into your garden. The class will conclude with a tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees.

Bee Watching for Beginners April 2018

Date of Event: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00pm-3:00pm
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, April 11, 2018
Observing and identifying the bees in our gardens can be challenging. We’ll start with an overview of bee anatomy and learn how to distinguish bees from other insects. We’ll then look at key features of common bees that can be used to identify them in flight. The class will finish in the Haven for hands-on experience observing and identifying bees. Photography encouraged! Separate registration is available for lunch for anyone staying on from the morning ‘Planting the Bee Garden’ class.

Lunch for Planting the Bee Garden and Bee Watching for Beginners 2018

Date of Event: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven
Price Per Ticket: $10.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven

Queen Rearing Techniques Short Course 4/21-4/22 2018

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 21, 2018
End Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Price Per Ticket: $395.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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 4/28-4/29 2018

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 28, 2018
End Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Price Per Ticket: $395.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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.

Bee Breeding Basics 6/9/18

Date of Event: Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $95.00
Last day to register online: Friday, June 08, 2018
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 19 and 20, 2018

Date of Event: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time of Event: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $549.00
Last day to register online: Monday, June 11, 2018
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 21 and 22, 2018

Date of Event: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time of Event: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $549.00
Last day to register online: Monday, June 11, 2018
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!

Varroa Management Strategies 6/16/18

Date of Event: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time of Event: 900
Location: 1 Bee Biology RD
Price Per Ticket: $175.00
Last day to register online: Friday, June 15, 2018
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.

Master Milling Certificate Course September 26-28, 2018

Date of Event: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time of Event: 8:00am
Location: Robert Modavi Institute Silverado Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $875.00
Last day to register online: Monday, September 17, 2018
The Master Milling Certificate Course has helped hundreds of olive oil processors produce better oil more efficiently. The course will be led by Leandro Ravetti, among the world’s top experts in olive oil processing, growing, and standards. As executive director of Australia’s Boundary Bend Limited, Leandro has helped guide the company to rapid growth, optimum efficiency, and top awards at international olive oil competitions. The company’s success is guided by innovation, data, and analysis to maximize oil production efficiency and quality.The course will include a field trip to three olive oil processors in Yolo County, including to Boundary Bend’s new U.S. facility.

Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers under Acute Stress

Date of Event: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00am
Location: ONLINE
Price Per Registration: $30.00
Last day to register online: Monday, December 31, 2018
This 1 hour pre-recorded webinar is hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.

Lactation Support in the Shadow of Maternal Trauma

Date of Event: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00am
Location: ONLINE
Price Per Registration: $90.00
Last day to register online: Monday, December 31, 2018
This 1 hour pre-recorded webinar is hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.

Who’s in Charge? The Ethics of Control in Decision-making Related to Infant Feeding

Date of Event: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00am
Location: ONLINE
Price Per Registration: $30.00
Last day to register online: Monday, December 31, 2018
This 1 hour pre-recorded webinar is hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.

Building Professional Relationships: Understanding and Addressing Rudeness in the Workplace

Date of Event: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00am
Location: ONLINE
Price Per Registration: $30.00
Last day to register online: Monday, December 31, 2018
This 1 hour pre-recorded webinar is hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.

Baby Behavior for Lactation Professionals (4 Part Series)

Date of Event: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Event: 12:00pm
Location: ONLINE (Pre-recorded)
Price Per Registration: $120.00
Last day to register online: Monday, December 31, 2018
This 4-part, pre-recorded, webinar series (1 hour each) will be hosted by Dr. Jane Heinig and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The topic will be of interest to Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, and other health professionals working with families of young infants.