The last of the three classes in the Honey Exploration Series means "traveling the world through your taste buds." You may not have traveled much, but you'll taste honey from Brazil, Australia, Europe and perhaps even a tiny bit of the rare Melipona, a genus of stingless bees. (Factoid from Wikipedia: "The largest producer of honey from Melipona bees in Mexico is in the state of Yucatán where bees are studied at an interactive park called 'Bee Planet' which is within the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve. The class is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m., April 25 in the Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute. Event Details
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The Honey and Pollination Center aims to help UC Davis " to become the world's leading authority on honey bee health, pollination, and honey."
- Expand research and education efforts addressing the production, nutritional value, health benefits, economics, quality standards and appreciation of honey.
- Help the industry develop informative and descriptive labeling guidelines for honey and bee-related products to establish transparency in the marketplace.
- Elevate the perceived value of varietal honey to producers and consumers through education, marketing, and truth in labeling with the end goal of increasing the consumption of honey.
- Organize and implement programs and short courses about pollinators and pollination, beekeeping education and honey and honey products.
- Support students engaged in research, teaching and outreach, which promotes the mission of the Center.
Now about that honey-butter....how many more minutes until that loaf of yeast bread comes out of the oven?