Director, Honey and Pollination Center
Robert Mondavi Institute
Amina Harris is the Director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis. In addition, Amina 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 thirty years winning national awards from the Specialty Food Association and the National Honey Board. The Honey and Pollination Center showcases the importance of both honey and pollination to the well-being of consumers through education and research through its vision: to help make UC Davis the world’s leading authority on honey bee health, pollination and honey quality. Projects of the Center include the development of a Honey Tasting and Aroma Wheel and creation of a Master Beekeeping Program. An inaugural Bee Symposium was held in the Spring, 2015 in order to help educate beekeepers, gardeners, and students in present day research.