Honey and Other Products of the HIve

Event Date

RMI Sensory, 392 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616

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Honey and Other Hive Products will focus on everything having to do with honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom, wax and other honey bee related products. This course is presented by Amina Harris, director of the Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis and will be held at the Sensory Theatre at the Robert Mondavi Institute. 

Special guest Suzanne Teuber, MD; Professor of Medicine, Training Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, UC Davis School of Medicine, will present an 'allergist's view' on honey and other hive products, and discuss therapy for beekeepers who are allergic to bee stings. 

Learning outcomes include, following the nectar from flower to bee, to beehive to comb, to extraction to bottle! We will discuss honey defects and crystallization. We will explore the different ways in which honey can be processed. A review of labeling requirements and a discussion of organic and non-GMO issues will be covered. 

Along the way, attendees will learn the nuances of tasting and categorizing honey (the fun part!).

Finally, we will talk about pollen, propolis and royal jelly to clarify their use separating fact from the myths that pervade the world of natural foods.

Snacks, Lunch and refreshments will be served. 

At the E L Nino Bee Lab, we work with live Honey bees.  Honey bees are stinging insects, and while most stings do not require immediate medical attention, a small portion of the population can develop a life-threatening allergy.  When working in the hives you will need to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes, long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Protective gear will be provided for you, but if you prefer you may bring your own. If stung, immediately remove the stinger by scraping it off and wash the area to reduce the alarm pheromone. If you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or any other serious symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.