Honey is sweet and tastes delicious, but it also has a spectacular abundance of health benefits. Throughout history, honey has been used all over the world for its astounding healing properties. However, not all honey is created equal. Depending on its region of origin, floral source and a handful of other factors, different honeys can dramatically vary in quality and taste. On April 18, you can take part in World of Honey: International Honey Tasting, where you will learn the basics on how to detect subtleties in the flavor while tasting a selection of unique and exciting types of honey from around the world. The event will feature incredible miracle-working Manuka honey from New Zealand, stingless bee honey from South America, lavender honey from France, and wildflower honey from Cuba. The tasting will be accompanied by a short educational lecture about native bees. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute in Davis. All ages are welcome. Register at Registration.ucdavis.edu. Students (with valid student IDs) and UC Davis affiliates are eligible for discounted tickets. -HT

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    Haley is a musician who plays in local bands Toy Traps and Chat Room. She also hosts a radio show called "Garlic Party" on KVMRx. She has been contributing to Submerge since 2016.