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There's a 'Me' in Mead

UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. In back is Bruce Leslie, of Griffin Mead fame.

There's a "me" in mead. Mead or honey wine is the "in" thing, and the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, directed by Amina Harris, has announced plans for three mead classes for January-February and a feast on Feb. 9 that celebrates mead and...

UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. In back is Bruce Leslie, of Griffin Mead fame.
UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. In back is Bruce Leslie, of Griffin Mead fame. "He is relocating to Chico to be the Olivarez Honey Bee Mead Maker!" said Amina Harris, center director. (Photo courtesy of the Honey and Pollination Center)

UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. In back is Bruce Leslie, of Griffin Mead fame. "He is relocating to Chico to be the Olivarez Honey Bee Mead Maker!" said Amina Harris, center director. (Photo courtesy of the Honey and Pollination Center)

Pete Bakulic (left), president of the Mazer Cup International, the world's largest mead competition, leads his group of mead makers during the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center’s boot camp in the UC Davis Winery. (Photo courtesy of the Honey and Pollination Center)
Pete Bakulic (left), president of the Mazer Cup International, the world's largest mead competition, leads his group of mead makers during the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center’s boot camp in the UC Davis Winery. (Photo courtesy of the Honey and Pollination Center)

Pete Bakulic (left), president of the Mazer Cup International, the world's largest mead competition, leads his group of mead makers during the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center’s boot camp in the UC Davis Winery. (Photo courtesy of the Honey and Pollination Center)

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:10 PM

So, Sweet! The Inaugural California Honey Festival in Historic Downtown Woodland

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath

It promises to be...oh, so sweet! The inaugural California Honey Festival, to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 6 on a four-block stretch in historic downtown Woodland, will draw folks from all over state and beyond. And it's free and...

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath
A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kath

A taste of honey. From the comb to the bottle, that's the route of honey to the California Honey Festival on Saturday, May 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on almond blossoms in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Tags: Amina Harris (63), Billy Synk (10), California Honey Festival (12), Elina Niño (19), Gene Brandi (4), honey (36), mead (9), music (1), Woodland (2)

Hear the Buzz? UC Davis Celebration of Mead and Honey Coming Feb. 11

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

Hear the buzz? It's almost time to celebrate A, B, C (almonds, bees and crop pollination). But did you know that there's another celebration bee-ing hosted on Saturday, Feb. 11? And that you and your honey are invited? It's an event often billed as...

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)
This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

This was the scene at the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's 2016 Feast. At right (glasses, facing camera) is pollinator ecologist Neal Williams, associate professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. In the foreground (in purple and blue) are Extension apiculturist Elina Niño and Bernardo Niño of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Mick’s Magic Moments)

Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)
Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)

Mead and culinary expert Darrel Corti of the Sacramento area will lead the dessert mead flight at the Honey and Pollination Center's feast. Last year he talked about the history of mead. (Photo by Mick's Magic Moments)

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Mead and Music: Beginning of a UC Davis Feast

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's getting to look a lot like...February. When you see honey bees foraging on the early blooming oxalis, that's a sure sign that February is approaching. And that means it's time for some mead, music and a bee-influenced dinner. The UC Davis Honey...

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From the honey comes the fermented beverage, mead. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:43 PM
Tags: Amina Harris (63), dinner (1), feast (1), fundraiser (1), Honey and Pollination Center (22), honey wine (1), mead (9), UC Davis (204)

The Feast: A Celebration With Mead and Honey

A honey bee foraging on a flowering quince on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Soon the quince and almonds will burst into bloom. Soon the honey bees will be buzzing all over them. And soon will be the third annual "The Feast: A Celebration with Mead and Honey," formerly known as the "Mid-Winter Beekeepers' Feast." Sponsored by...

A honey bee foraging on a flowering quince on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a flowering quince on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a flowering quince on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on a  honey comb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on a honey comb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on a honey comb. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 3:57 PM

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