The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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.

2017 World of Honey - International Honey Tasting

Date of Event: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time of Event: 6:30
Location: RMI Sensory Theater
Price Per Ticket: $30.00
Last day to register online: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Delve into varietal honeys from around the world! Participants will receive beginning sensory tasting guidelines and delve into a unique honey tasting experience. The tasting will feature a selection of 4 honeys complemented with a short lecture about what bees are, their diversity and lifestyles, ending with those that make honey (species of Apis and stingless bees)

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.

2017 Bee Symposium

Date of Event: Sunday, May 07, 2017
Time of Event: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Price Per Ticket: $80.00
Last day to register online: Monday, May 01, 2017
A day long event discussing bee health and exploring best management practices help sustain the bee population for the future.

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.

The Human Ecology of Social Inequality

Location: UC Davis - ARC Ballroom B
Begin Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
End Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Price Per Ticket: $0.00
Last day to register online: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A conference exploring the intersections, challenges, and possibilities of increasing socioeconomic inequality in the United States.

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.

Advanced Mead Making

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building
Begin Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
End Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Price Per Ticket: $1,100.00
Last day to register online: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Learn more in-depth about the science of mead, sensory analysis from mead makers and UC Davis Viticulture & Enology professors.

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!

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.