Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June BIBA meeting Tuesday June 13, 2017

Monthly meeting.
6 pm potluck~ 6:30 pm meeting


Meeting will include discussion and voting on bylaw changes sent out to membership by email.
 

Topic of discussion:
Swarm catching, bee vacuums, swarm traps.
I am going to bring my bucket head bee vacuum (kind of funky) for show and tell and if any of you have bee vacuums you would like to show, please bring them. I particularly would like to see the store bought one Michele spoke of last meeting.
Also any techniques you use to trap swarms or lure them to the traps.

​thanks
erick​

Everyone welcome


Kamana Senior Center
127 Kamana St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

April Meeting Tuesday 4/11/17

Aloha kakahiaka,

It is that time again, where we have our monthly get together on the second Tuesday.

BIBA meeting Tuesday April 11, 2017, 6 pm potluck/networking, 6:30 pm meeting.

Meetings are held at the Kamana Senior Center on Kamana St (mauka of Hilo Island Naturals) in Hilo.


This month we have a couple of presentations as a part of things.

First, Noe and Mitra, apiarists with the State Department of Agriculture will be attending and will give a brief presentation on the current issues with American Foulbrood.

Secondly, we also have Furniture maker, Gregg Menino and Glenn Viera with the Dept. Of Correction Kulani Furniture shop making a presentation of the langstroth type bee boxes. they want to make and sell in Hawaii. These boxes are being built with Pine trees being removed by the county on Stainback Hwy. All local stuff.

Please remember, you don't need to be a member or even a beekeeper to attend. Come on down and join the group. They are eager to share their experience and experiences with you.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

2016 HNHC People's Choice Winners


2016 HAWAIIAN NATURAL HONEY CHALLENGE 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS


Best Of Show:
Kelly & Michael McCoy (Maui)

Liquid:
1st – Kelly & Michael McCoy (Maui)
2nd – Autumn Gormick
Hawai’I Bee Company (Hawai’i)
3rd – Tie
-Georgia Putnam
Polestar Gardens (Hawai’i)
-Kawika Sebag
Moonbow Wai Meli(Hawai’i)

Solid:
1st – John Pascual
Guerilla Apiaries (Hawai’i)
2nd – Erik Belcher
Aina Meli (Hawai’i)
3rd – Jim & Linda Wakefield
Puna Bear Honey (Hawai’i)

Comb:
1st – Autumn Gormick
Hawai’I Bee Company (Hawai’i)
2nd – Joyce Takahashi
Mikimacs (Kauai)
3rd – Autumn Gormick
Hawai’i Honey Company (Hawai’i)


2016 HNHC BEST OF ISLAND AWARDS

2016 HNHC BEST OF ISLAND AWARDS are presented to the entrant with the highest total points in any single entry on a scale of 1 - 50, from their respective Island.
2016 Best of Island:
Oahu - Malcolm Yorkston (49.33)
Hawaiian Rainbow Bees
Maui - Kether Keyser (46)
Queen Bee Maui
Kauai - Joyce Takahashi (46)
MikiMacs
Hawai'i - Juleea Lowe Llanes (47.5)
Jusci Bees
2016 HAWAIIAN NATURAL HONEY CHALLENGE 
FORMAL JUDGING WINNERS


*   Best Of Show                                                                                 
      Malcolm Yorkston,
 Hawaiian Rainbow Bees (Oahu)
*    Liquid  MultiFloral                                                                         
     1st   - Malcolm Yorkston                                                                    
     Hawaiian Rainbow Bees (Oahu)                                    
     2nd  - Juleea Loewe Llanes                                                                      
     Jusci Bees (Hawaii)                                               
     3rd  - Malcolm Yorkston                                                                    
     Hawaiian Rainbow Bees (Oahu)                          
*  Solid  MultiFloral                                                                   
     1st   - John Pascual                                                                             
     Hawaii Guerilla Apiaries (Hawaii)                                 
     2nd  - Erik Belcher                                                                                  Aina Meli  (Hawaii)                                                         
     3rd  - Juleea Loewe Llanes                                                                
     Jusci Bees (Hawaii)
* Comb Multifloral                                                                    1st -   Autumn Gormick                                                                      
     Hawaii Bee Company (Hawaii)                                      
     2nd  - Autumn Gormick                                                                         
     Hawaii Bee Company (Hawaii)                                      
     3rd -  Autumn Gormick                                                                      
     Hawaii Bee Company (Hawaii)                                     
* Macademia Nut                                                                      
     1st  - Hawaii Department of Agriculture (Hawaii)            
     2nd  - Devin Magallanes                                                                    
     Island Princess  (Hawaii)                                       
*   Ohia Lehua                                                                              
     1st  - John Pascual                                                                              
     Hawaii Guerilla Apiaries(Hawaii)                                  
     2nd - Autumn Gormick                                                                         
     Hawaii Bee Company (Hawaii)
*    Kiawe                                                                                       
    1st – Malcolm Yorkston                                                                     
     Hawaiian Rainbow Bees (Oahu)                                    
     2nd – Kawika Sebag                                                                          
     Moonbow Wai Meli (Hawaii)    
*   Christmas Berry                                                                     
     1st – Autumn Gormick                                                                       
     Hawaii Bee Company (Hawaii)
*   Avocado                                                                                   
     1st – Katie Metzger                                                                            
     Honey Girl Organics (Oahu)
*   Eucalyptus                                                                              
     1st – Kawika Sebag                                                                            
     Moonbow Wai Meli (Hawaii)    
Albezia                                                                                     
1st – Vanessa Houle (Hawaii)