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Third annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge

MEDIA RELEASE Calling Natural Honey Producers Statewide The Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA) invites natural (raw) honey producers state-wide to participate in the Third Annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge. The complete Challenge invitation is posted on the BIBA web site: bibahawaiibees.org (Click on the honey drip.) The Challenge was begun in 2010 to showcase the […]

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The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) may be tiny but it has wreaked havoc in Hawaii. Federal agricultural  experts currently in Hawaii are finding the insect attacking bee colonies here in quantities hundreds  of times greater than they’ve seen elsewhere. To help beekeepers save Hawaii’s bees from decimation by the SHB, the Big Island Beekeepers Association will conduct a free SHB Trap and Equipment Expo on Tuesday, March 15 in Hilo.

Big Island Beekeepers Association Expo Tuesday (March 15)

The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) may be tiny but it has wreaked havoc in Hawaii. Federal agricultural experts currently in Hawaii are finding the insect attacking bee colonies here in quantities hundreds of times greater than they’ve seen elsewhere. To help beekeepers save Hawaii’s bees from decimation by the SHB, the Big Island Beekeepers Association […]

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Bees Rock! at Malaai School Garden (Jan. 29)

Bees Rock! at Malaai School Garden (Jan. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Waimea families and friends are invited to Malaai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 as Jenny Bach shares her knowledge about the amazing wonders of bees and bee guardianship. Jenny is a seasoned bee keeper and has a deep understanding of the important work honey bees perform […]

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An island-wide survey of beekeepers is being conducted throughout January by the Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA) in conjunction with the Honey Bee Education Project. Unofficial accounts indicate hundreds, if not thousands, of bee colonys have died on the Big Isle during 2010, according to Cary Dizon, BIBA president.

Big Island Beekeepers Association conducting survey

An island-wide survey of beekeepers is being conducted throughout January by the Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA) in conjunction with the Honey Bee Education Project. Unofficial accounts indicate hundreds, if not thousands, of bee colonys have died on the Big Isle during 2010, according to Cary Dizon, BIBA president.

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In case you haven't heard the buzz, the honey bee in Hawaii is gravely threatened by a newly introduced parasite, the varroa mite, which can wipe out our bee population within a few years, and is spreading across the state.

The question is, should we save the honey bees, or is the mite doing us a favor? -- By Sydney Ross Singer

Opinion: Plan “Bee”: Hawaii Government Stings Honey Bees

In case you haven’t heard the buzz, the honey bee in Hawaii is gravely threatened by a newly introduced parasite, the varroa mite, which can wipe out our bee population within a few years, and is spreading across the state. The question is, should we save the honey bees, or is the mite doing us […]

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The bees and the trees (and tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, mac nuts…)

The bees and the trees (and tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, mac nuts…)

Special to Hawaii247 by Andrea Dean/Volcano Island Honey Do you know that one-third of all the food you eat is pollinated by bees?  The decimation of bee colonies is a threat to food production in Hawaii. In Hawaii we do not have the disappearance of bees (Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD), but we now have […]

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