Tasting: Wildflower honey (Cuba), Stingless bee honey (South America), Manuka honey (New Zealand), Lavendar honey (France)
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: RMI Sensory Building, Sensory Theater
$25 (UCD Affiliate-use coupon code PZAMKVGYXT)
$12.50 (Student-a valid student ID will be required at registration; use coupon code LCVHIKUOQN)
Amina Harris, Director, Honey & Pollination Center, Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis
Amina Harris is the director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science, UC Davis. In addition, Harris is the owner of Z Specialty Food, LLC with her husband and son. Moon Shine Trading Company, a division of Z Specialty, has been offering unique American varietal honeys for over 30 years and has won awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) and the National Honey Board. Additionally, Harris served on the board of directors of the NASFT for six years and was the NASFT Winter and Spring Show committee chair for many years.
Robbin Thorp, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp is a distinguished professor emeritus of entomology at the University of California, Davis. He is globally recognized for his expertise in bumblebees. He continues to conduct research on pollination biology and ecology, systematics, biodiversity, and conservation of bees, with interest in native bees of the vernal pool ecosystem. Thorp is the co-author of Bumble Bees of California: An Identification Guide (2014, Princeton University Press) and California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists (2014, Heyday Books).