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Governor proclaims ‘Hawaii Pollinator Week’

Governor proclaims ‘Hawaii Pollinator Week’

MEDIA RELEASE In an effort to raise awareness of a threat within the state’s agricultural economy, Gov. Neil Abercrombie this afternoon proclaimed June 18-24 as “Hawaii Pollinator Week.” Abercrombie also signed into law a measure that will aid Hawaii’s fight to control pests and diseases that have been impacting the state’s bee populations. House Bill […]

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Pesticide approved for use to control bee mites

Pesticide approved for use to control bee mites

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture has licensed a miticide for use by Hawaii beekeepers to control the varroa mite, which is considered one of the most serious pests of honeybees. The miticide, Mite-Away Quick Strips TM, is produced by a Canadian company and had been in use in Canada to control varroa mites. […]

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FOLK hosts honeybee talk (June 26)

FOLK hosts honeybee talk (June 26)

MEDIA RELEASE Keeping Hawaii’s Honeybees Healthy * 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Kailua Kona Public Library Jennifer Bach will discuss raising bees and the spread of the varroa mite that is killing bees and whole hives. She will also be bringing home grown honey to taste. Bach is responsible for the development and coordination […]

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Topic of meeting in Kona is the Verroa Mite

The next meeting of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers will be held on Monday Dec. 21th at the University of Hawaii experiment Station in Kainaliu across from Aloha Theater. The meeting is held from 7 to 9 and non-members are welcome to attend. The meeting will feature talks from L. Mike Klungness of the Univ. of […]

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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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