Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday night 2/9/16 BIBA meeting

Aloha BIBA members and all other interested folk,

We have had a last minute agenda change for Tuesday night 2/9/16 BIBA meeting.
Kirk Webster, who came from Vermont to present at the Maui Bee Conference, is visiting here with us and has consented to give his presentation to us on Tuesday evening.
We welcome any interested people to attend. Not necessary to be a member
"Kirk Webster is the owner and operator of Champlain Valley Bees & Queens in Middlebury, Vermont. He produces Russian queens and nucs, as well as honey, and his apiary has been treatment-free since 2002. Kirk uses the natural processes active in nature to maintain his hives without treatment for mites and other pests or pathogens.
Other tidbits about Kirk:
As you may know, he is the real patriarch of treatment free beekeeping in US.
Are you familiar with Bill McKibbon (350.org) and the book “Oil and Honey”?
Well, Kirk’s the honey portion of that."
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

Since the domain has been hacked the email link does not work on the original page.
We can still be reached at bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Aloha BIBA

It appears that our domain name has been hijacked/hacked.

We are unable to access and update any pages on this site except for this blog page, at this time.
We are working to try to resolve this.

There is a new page - http://www.bibahawaiibees.org/ - claiming to be Big Island Beekeepers Association. By way of disclaimer - BIBA is not affiliated with them in any way. Although one read of the page would let you know that anyway.

In the meantime, visit us on Facebook at Big Island Beekeepers Association.

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.

Peggy Beckett

Although the link does not work on the original page, we can still be reached at bigislandbeekeepers@gmail.com

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 Hawai'i Honey Festival & Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge

2015 Hawai'i Honey Festival 

&  Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge

The Big Island Beekeepers Association is happy to present the 3rd annual Hawai'i Honey Festival on Saturday September 26, 2015 at Nani Mau Gardens, in Hilo, Hawai'i, from 10 am - 4 pm.

This year's new highlight is a Honey Cooking Contest by Sonia Martinez. It will be a day of the event submission and we will post the instructions as a separate item here.

We are gathering vendor applications, are working on the entertainment which we are hoping will look like 'Smack Dab' (confirmed), 'Mary Isis' and 'Terrapin Station'. Confirmations on the latter two being worked on.

The 6th annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge submissions are due between August 10 - 14, 2015 this year. The formal judging will be on September 1, 2015 and the winners announced at the Festival.

The American Beekeeper Federation again will be sending the American  Honey Queen to the Islands, to visit schools, do public interviews and appearances and bring her expertise to us on honey bees and honey through education venues. If you are interested in having her visit your school class or public group, please let us know. She will be on the Big Island September 22 - 27 afternoon and on Oahu the evening of the 27th - 29th. We'd love to hear your requests.

We will be expanding our keiki activities and look forward to lots of participation.

For Vendor Information: Jen Rasmussen - 808-747-2944 or paradisenectars@yahoo.com
For Cooking Contest information: Sonia Martinez - cubanwahine@hawaii.rr.com
Festival & Challenge Chair: Peggy Beckett - 808-965-0000 or peggy@thebeecompany.buzz

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sonia Martinez Blog about the judging

November 06, 2014

Meeting agenda and information Tuesday 11/11/14

Dear Members,
Our next meeting will be Tuesday November 11 at 6:30 in the Kamana Senior Center. The meeting itself will be short, mainly a report on the Honey Festival and the upcoming Honey Queen's visit. Then we will watch a movie, or part of it, called "More Than Honey", which is a German film about the aspects of European bee raising, but also covers bees in California, Australia, and China. As usual, pot luck at 6:00, meeting at 6:30. Board meeting at 5:00.

This will also be an opportunity to purchase your tickets for the Gala Dinner to be held November 19, at Nani Mau Gardens. Tickets are $40 each and will get you a wonderful gourmet dinner of honey-based dishes, with live music, a silent auction, a presentation by the Honey Queen, a no-host bar, and the opportunity to stroll the grounds of the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens. If you can't make the meeting, contact me or Peggy (peggy@peggybeckett.com/808-963-6361) and we will get your tickets to you. Please join your friends and support your club by attending this event, it will be a lot of fun!
Elaine Partlow
Golden Feather Jewelry