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5th Annual Open Warehouse Events - Nov 23 & Dec 13, 2014 - 11am - 4pm @ Z Warehouse - Woodland, CA

Every year we are able to put together a bigger event, with more music, more raffle prizes, and more food, thanks to YOU, our growing band of local supporters!

It's that time of year again...time to stock up on all of our goodies at HUGE discounts, listen to groovy local music (The Jonny Gold Trio!), and win groovy local prizes from us and other local businesses such as a $200 Wine & Food Pairing Basket by Thumbprint Cellars, an evening with The Jonny Gold Trio, and mindfully-prepared goodies from Living Intentions! This is a great opportunity to gift some unique, meaningful (and delicious) gifts to your friends & family!

Invite your friends and bring the whole family - We've got a lot of kid-friendly space and activities - Drawing, Coloring, Dressing up in fuzzy bee costumes, and playing our original Pin the Bee on the Flower game!

All day long we'll be raffling off items like a frozen turkey (just in time for Thanksgiving!), assortments of our products, Wine Gift Baskets, and local gift certificates!

Another way to stay in the loop is to 'like' our facebook page and add yourself to our e-newsletter via our homepage. That's a great way to get first dibs on deals, raffles & special discounts!

Give us a call if you have any questions about the event. Directions available in our 'Contact Us' section. We're looking forward to seeing you again!

This event is of course FREE and OPEN to the public (that's you!) and we can't wait to meet you!

Click HERE for our Phone Number, Address & Directions

NASFT Winter Show 2015 - January 11-13, 2015 - Booth 541 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

NASFT shows are open to wholesale afilliates and members of the press. This event is not open to the public. We will be hosting a booth, boasting over 25 years exhibiting at NASFT shows (2 a year!). Foodies gather from across the globe for this high-energy, well-populated event. Wish us luck!

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America - April 15-17, 2015 - Booth 812 - Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

This is THE place to bee for everything BREWING. Beer, Mead, Distilled name it, they're HERE! And, since more and more folks are catching on to the best parts about using high quality natural honey in their brews, we feel a moral imperative to show them the way. Watch for our award winning honey in more and more award winning brews, from Fifty Fifty Brewing Co, Sudwerk Brewing Co, Dragonmead Microbrewery, Hess Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewing Company, MoreBeer!, and more!


Past Events

NASFT Winter Show 2014 - January 19-21, 2014 - Booth 541 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA


4th Annual Open Warehouse Events - Nov 17 & Dec 14, 2013 - 11am - 4pm @ Z Warehouse - Woodland, CA

Davis & Woodland Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting - November 6 @ Z Warehouse - Woodland, CA

Future 7 Young Professionals Under 40 - November 7 - Yolo Fliers Club - Woodland, CA

2nd Friday ArtAbout - November 8, 2013 - Pence Gallery & Davis Chamber Offices - Davis, CA

Hoes Down 2013 - October 12, 2013 - Full Belly Farm - Guinda, CA

Eat Local Fair 2013 - September 26, 2013 - Davis Food Co-Op - Davis, CA

Taste of Davis 2013 - September 18, 2013 - Odd Fellows Hall - Davis, CA

3rd Annual Open Warehouse Events Nov 18 & Dec 8, 2012 - 11am - 4pm @ Z Warehouse - Woodland, CA

2012 Taste of Davis - March 15, 2012 - Odd Fellows Hall - Davis, CA

Chocolate - Februrary 4, 2012 - Robert Mondavi Institute - UC Davis, CA

NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show 2012 - January 15-17, 2012 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

2nd Annual Open Warehouse Events - Nov 19 & Dec 4, 2011 - 11am - 4pm @ Z Specialty Warehouse - Woodland, CA

Honey! - October 21, 2011 - Robert Mondavi Institute - UC Davis, CA

Hoes Down 2011 - October 1 & 2 - Full Belly Farm - Guinda, CA

An amazingly fun event with tons of music & demonstrations about organic and sustainable farming techniques. We had a great time meeting so many likeminded people!

Local Fair at Nugget Covell - September 24 - Nugget Covell - Davis, CA

Honey tasting demo with Josh & Ishai!

Eat Local Fair 2011 - September 23 - Davis Food Co-op - Davis, CA

Honey tasting and bee-suit-wearing extravaganza for the whole community!

Berkeley Bowl - September 17 2011

In-Store demonstration & honey tasting, kicking off our 15% OFF sale at the store.

Sysco San Francisco 2011 - March 8-9, 2011 - San Mateo Event Center - San Mateo, CA

You'll find us within the ChefEx booth at this Sysco Distributor show. This event is not open to the public, but if you are a restauranteur or otherwise involved with Sysco, chances are you'll be there! ChefEx is Sysco's gourmet foods division - we are one of a select group of manufacturers who ship direct to high end Sysco clients all over the country!

Taste of Davis 2011 - March 18, 2011 from 6:30-9:00 PM - Veterans Memorial Center - Davis, CA

We are proud to be a part of this annual Davis event! Treat your tastebuds to the best offerings of local restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, delis and specialty food purveyors. Each admission ticket ($50 each) includes one raffle ticket for our Cash Raffle (two $500 prizes, one $1000 grand prize).

Jewish Chef Series - January 30, 2011 - Temple Israel - Alameda, CA

Owners Amina Harris & Ishai Zeldner presented to an eager group of inspired foodies about the origins of the business and where it stands now. They hosted a tasting following the presentation. Check out the Temple Israel website for info on future installments of their Jewish Chef Series.

NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show 2011 - January 16-18, 2011 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

NASFT shows are open to wholesale afilliates and members of the press. This event is not open to the public. We will be hosting a booth, boasting over 25 years exhibiting at NASFT shows (2 a year!). Foodies gather from across the globe for this high-energy, well-populated event. Wish us luck!

1st EVER Open Warehouse SALES - Nov 14 & Dec 4, 2010 - 11am - 4pm @ Z Specialty Food Warehouse - Woodland, CA

For the first time in over 10 years, Z Specialty Food opened its doors to the public on a weekend! A few hundred people from the community came by to see what we had to offer and make purchases for themselves and everyone on their holiday list! Everyone had a great time and we will definitely be doing it again next year!

Pence Gallery High Tea - December 3, 2010 - 10am - 11:30am @ The Pence Gallery ~ Davis, CA

About 30 people joined in the fun at the opening of The Pence's new exhibit, Sticky Business: Art of the Honeybee. We supplied the honey! Check out what the exhibit has to offer!

Z Specialty Food on the Radio! - November 11, 2010 - Z Specialty Warehouse - Woodland, CA

Join us as we welcome the KUIC 95.3 crew to our warehouse for an on-air coffee break! Visit in person or tune in around 10am for the latest and tastiest!

Honey Reception - September 29, 2010 - The Grange Restaurant - Sacramento, CA

Expecting over 100 attendees, this event focused on local honey varieties and the local involvement of those little pollinators in our area. There were about 8 exhibitors, tasting their most recent sweet pride and joy. The event benefitted the UC Davis Honey Bee Haven, and showcased cocktails and desserts made with our own Yellow Star Thistle...The Champagne of Honeys!  Click Here for more information!

Eat Local Fair 2010 - September 24th, 2010 - Davis Food Co-Op - Davis, CA

Hundreds of co-op-ites had the opportunity to experience a variety of our products and get to know our family a little better. We even had 'The Queen Bee' outfit available for people to try on. Check out our facebook page for pictures from this very fun local event!

Grand Opening of UC Davis Honey Bee Haven - September 11, 2010 - Bee Lab at UCD

This was an incredibly successful event in which we facilitated the pure enjoyment of many, many mouths that tasted our honey, enjoyed free honey straws, and entered our drawing for a 6-Jar sampler. Congratulations to Jo Helleskov of Sacramento, our winner!

NASFT Summer Food Show 2010 - June 27-29, 2010 - Javits Center - New York City, New York

We were recognized with a plaque and in the NASFT quarterly publication for our 25 year involvement with the organization. This honor is shared by just 10 other businesses!

Celebratory Opening of the UC Davis Honey Bee Haven - Spring 2010 - Univ of CA at Davis

Z Specialty Food hosted a honey tasting and gave out specially packed 3-straw packets in support of honeybees worldwide!

NASFT Winter Food Show 2010 - January 17-19, 2010 - Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

Z Specialty Food has been exhibiting at NASFT food shows for over 25 years! This show was a lot of fun and was the home to many key connections made. NASFT shows are never open to the public - they are for wholesale and commercial producers/manufactures/buyers/retailers.

41st Annual AHPA Convention - January 5-9, 2010 - Hilton Sacramento Arden West - Sacramento, CA

The American Honey Producers Association planned this weekend filled with information and resources for our nations beekeepers. The local featured honey packer was.....Z Specialty Food! This event gave us some great contacts and insight into the beekeeping industry!

Bee News!

Help Save Our Bees!

Click the 'Vanishing of the Bees' logo below to check out this PBS article and documentary and learn more about the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) being experienced by beehives/beekeepers throughout the world! Save the bees!

Click Here to donate to the Honey Bee Haven, recently opened at the University of California at Davis, our hometown aggies!

Bees Help with In-Hive Population Control
Yes! Worker bees know when their older female counterparts have become more of a burden than an asset to the hive as a whole and release an odor that quickly shortens their remaining lifespan!

Oldest Bee Ever...Found!
How old, you might ask? Try one hundred million years old! Yes, 100,000,000! This bee is not only extremely ancient (found in amber), but is also 35 million years older than any other bee discovered thus far! This little fella might help to understand the link between wasps and bees!

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