Friday, July 7, 2017

BIBA July Meeting

Subject:    Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA) monthly meeting
Location:    Kaumana Senior Center,  124 Kamana St.   Hilo  HI
When:        Second Tuesday of each month - Tue. July 11, 2017
Time:        6:00 PM
Open to the public.  Come and learn about Bees, beekeeping, pollination and how important bees are to food production and survival of our planet.   Pupu potluck starts at 6:00 PM followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 PM.  There is usually a bee related presentation.
July 2017 topic:  Cleaning tips, to prevent disease transfer between hives 
         (AFB transfer prevention).
Contact:    Jim Klyman
Phone:        808-982-7292,

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.


Everyone welcome

Kamana Senior Center
127 Kamana St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720


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


Best Of Show:
Kelly & Michael McCoy (Maui)

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)

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

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 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)
Hawai'i - Juleea Lowe Llanes (47.5)
Jusci Bees