Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BIBA Meeting May 10, 2016

Aloha - Reminder of BIBA monthly meeting tonight.

Kamana Senior Center
Kamana St. (Mauka from Island Naturals)
Hilo, HI

6 pm potluck  -----     6:30 pm short general meeting
Followed by 2 presentations:
        *Zoey Block - 8th grade Montessori student
10 minute presentation on the her mentor program with bees
        *Larry Reiss - Swarms and removals

Hope to see you all there. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 BOD

Member at Large - Larry Reiss
Secretary - Erick Cremer
Treasurer - Erik Belcher
Vice President - Elaine Partlow
President - Peggy Beckett

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BIBA meeting 3/8/16

BIBA monthly meeting scheduled Tuesday March 8, 2016 at the Kamana Senior Center, Kamana St, Hilo.
6:00 pm potluck and networking
6:30 pm General meeting and speaker
We are still pursuing interested volunteers for the BOD at large seat, President and Vice President slots
Ron will talk about 'Recovery after Hive losses'. This is not a repeat but is carried over from last month due to last month's presentation by visiting beekeeper Kirk Webster of Vermont.
Hope to see you there.

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