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Cocktails with a Curator: The Natural History of Honey

Thursday, March 26, 2020
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Fleischmann Auditorium

Due to Governor Newsom’s declaration that large gatherings in California should be canceled through the end of March, we have decided to postpone this event. We will announce a new date once it’s confirmed. Thank you for your understanding.

They are considered the most important pollinators of crops, accounting for billions of dollars in added value to our food production. Learn about the origin, the history, and the important role honey bees have in agriculture, along with some lesser-known insect pollinators.

Discover how the compounds in honey provide a plethora of surprising healing benefits, and the valuable role of honey in traditional medicine. Hear from a panel of local bee and pollination experts. Sample an assortment of honey varieties and tasty creations using honey and other bee-produced edibles. Enjoy wine and craft cocktails.

Featured presenters:

  • Greg Mitchell, Blue Ridge Honey
  • Nick Wigle, Super Bee Rescue & Removal
  • Luke Abbott, Pacific Resources International
  • Matthew Gimmel, Ph.D., Schlinger Foundation Chair and Curator of Entomology

Must be 21 or over to attend.

Free for Naturalist and above Members.


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