The Honey and Pollination Center at UC Davis in California hosts several annual mead-related events every year including mead making short courses, symposiums, honey tastings, fundraisers and so much more.
Many of these are unique to the center, and to UC Davis. Mead-making short courses in a university environment have never been offered to hobbyists, professional mead makers, and the general public. The Bee Symposium, an annual event, brings together faculty from the esteemed UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology with bee researchers, experts and hobbyists from the United States and Canada. Click on the events below to learn more about each.
Below is a listing of events they are having this year:
- Mead Making Bootcamp
- Thursday, January 11, 2018
- Beginner’s Introduction to Making Mead
- Friday, January 12 – Saturday, January 13, 2018
- The Styles and Nuances of Mead
- Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10, 2018
- The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey
- Friday, February 9, 2018
- Attendees at our mead course will have their ticket for the Feast incorporated. 60 seats will be available to the public.
- 2018 Bee Symposium
- Saturday, March 3, 2018
- Lead Speaker: Tom Seeley, Horace White Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, New York
- California Honey Festival
- Saturday, May 5, 2018
For more details on all of these events, please visit their page: Honey and Pollination Center Events Page