Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Board of Directors - Officers

Sorry for the delay - holidays and all.

Your 2014 Board of Directors - officers are:

President - Rod Vanderhoef
Vice President - Alex Larios
Secretary - Elaine Partlow
Treasurer - Erik Belcher

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reminder BIBA meeting tonight

Reminder tonight is the last meeting of the year for BIBA.
The honey entered into the competition, will be available to pick up tonight.
Tonight is the election of officers for 2014.
We hope to see you there.




Aloha, BIBA members and friends,

Our last BIBA meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 pm at the Kamana Senior Center, 121 Kamana Street in Hilo. The meeting will begin with a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

The meeting is very important, because it is also will be the annual election of the Board of Directors. The following positions are available:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer

Please give some thought to running for office! We tried to make some positive changes this year, our membership numbers have increased greatly, and we want to continue down this path.

Feel free to bring friends to the meeting! If you haven't renewed your membership recently, you will be able to do that at the meeting. We will need a quorum of 25% of the membership in order to hold the election, so please try to come.

If you would like to run for office, and would like to prepare any kind of statement for the membership, you may send it to me and I would be happy to forward it to everyone.

The 2013 Honey Challenge and Hawaii Honey Festival is now over. We believe that at least 2,000 people attended the event! Hopefully you were able to be there. It seemed like a good time was had by all, and beautiful ribbons were awarded to beekeepers in many categories of honey. If you were a winner, congratulations! The competition was very stiff, we had over 130 honey entries this year (as compared to 43 last year!)

Thank you for a great 2013. Happy Thanksgiving, and see you in December.

Aloha,
Carol Conner, Secretary
Big Island Beekeepers Association

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2013 Hawai'i Natural Honey Challenge Awards


Rod Vanderhoef
Apiary Arts Hawai'I
Best Comb Honey - North South Hilo
Best Appearance - Comb - Tropical Multifloral - &  Best Texture - Comb - Tropical Multifloral



Shannon  Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
Best Liquid Macadamia Honey - Hamakua
Best Appearance - Liquid - Macadamia & Best Texture - Liquid - Macadamia (Tie)



Danielle Downey
HDOA
Best Appearance-  Liquid Honey - Macadamia (Tie)



Henry Iucker
Daddy's Stolen Honey
High Point Solid Honey - Lehua
Best Appearance & Best Taste & Best Texture - Solid Honey - Lehua



Michael Domeier
Rare Hawaiian Honey Company
Best Appearance & Best Taste & Best Texture - Solid Varietal (Non Keawe/Non Lehua)



Michael Domeier
Rare Hawaiian Honey Company
High Point Solid Honey - Keawe
Best Appearance & Best Taste & Best Texture & Best Aroma  -Solid Honey - Keawe



Oksana Kozinskiy
Beekeeper
Best Appearance Best Aroma - Liquid Varietal (Non Macadamia)



Vanessa Magallanes
Island Princess
Best Comb Honey- Lower Puna
Best Appearance Comb (Varietal)



Carol Ann Davis
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral Dark - Kauai
Best Appearance Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - - Dark



John Hanson
HHH Bee Farms
Best Appearance Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light



Callie McNew
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber - Lower Puna
Best Appearance Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber (3-Way Tie)



Rod Vanderhoef
Apiary Arts Hawai'I
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber - North/South Hilo
Best Appearance Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber (3-Way Tie)



Mary Ann Smiles
Beekeeper
Best Appearance Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber (3-Way Tie) & Best Texture Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber



William Kennedy
Fire Mountain Farm
Best Comb Honey - Hamakua
Best Aroma - Comb - Tropical Multifloral - (3-Way Tie)



James Severtson
Aloha Honey Company
Best Aroma - Comb - Tropical Multifloral - (3-Way Tie)



Callie McNew
Beekeeper
BEST IN SHOW  COMB
Best Aroma - Comb - Tropical Multifloral - (3-Way Tie) & Best Taste Comb - Tropical Multifloral



Ruby Piano
Honey Bees Forever
Best Aroma - Liquid Honey- Macadamia



Don Reeser
Beekeeper
Best Aroma Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - - Dark



Callie McNew
Beekeeper
Best Aroma Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light



Oksana Kozinskiy
Beekeeper
Best Aroma Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber



Shannon  Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
Best Taste - Comb (Varietal) & Best Texture Comb (Varietal)



Danielle Downey
HDOA
Best Taste - Liquid Honey- Macadamia



Peggy Beckett
Beekeeper
BEST IN SHOW LIQUID & Best  Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber – North/South Hilo
Best Taste & Best Appearance & Best Aroma & Best Texture Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - - Medium Dark



Michael Domeier
Rare Hawaiian Honey Company
BEST IN SHOW  SOLID
Best Taste & Texture & Aroma & Appearance - Solid Honey - Tropical Multifloral



Shannon  Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
Best Liquid Christmas Berry
Best Taste and Best Texture - Liquid Varietal (Tie) (Non Macadamia)



Joyce Takahashi
Miki Macs LLC
Best Taste Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - - Dark



Ruby Piano
Honey Bees Forever
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Light - Lower Puna
Best Taste Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light



Greg Johnson
Beekeeper
Best Taste Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber



Pattie Rechtman
Apiary Arts Hawai'I
Best Texture Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - - Dark



Erik Belcher
Aina Meli
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Light - Kau
Best Texture Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light



Vanessa Magallanes
Island Princess
Best Liquid Albezia Honey
Best Texture Liquid Varietal TIE (Non Macadamia)



Mary Ann Smiles
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral  - Medium Dark Amber - Upper Puna



Marshall Joy
Beekeeper
Best Comb Honey - Molokai



Shannon  Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
Best Liquid Coffee Honey



Fred Solomon
Paauilo Mauka Products
Best Liquid Eucalyptus Honey



Oksana Kozinskiy
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Macadamia  North/South Hilo & High Point Macadamia Honey



John Hanson
HHH Bee Farms
Best Liquid Macadamia - Puna District



Larry Reiss
Parsantha Apiary
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral  - Light - Upper Puna



Joyce Takahashi
Miki Macs LLC
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral  - Medium Dark Amber - Kauai



Dennis Alessio
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Dark- Hamakua



Michael McCoy
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Dark Maui



Malcolm Yorkston
Hawaiian Rainbow Bees
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Dark Oahu



Paul Takehiro
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Light  - North South Hilo



Dennis Alessio
Beekeeper
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber - Hamakua



Pattie Rechtman
Apiary Arts Hawai'I
Best Liquid Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber - North South Hilo



Marshall Joy
Beekeeper
Best Solid Honey - Keawe - Molokai (TIE w/15689)



Patrick Weder
Lotus Buddhist Monastery
Best Solid Honey - Tropical Multifloral -  Big Island



Marshall Joy
Beekeeper
Best Solid Honey Tropical Multifloral - Molokai (TIE w/72829)



Larry Reiss
Parsantha Apiary
Best Comb - Puna TIE with 40772



Larry Reiss
Parsantha Apiary
Best Comb - Puna TIE with 70708



Joyce Takahashi
Miki Macs LLC
Best Comb Kauai



Shannon  Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
High Point Solid Honey - Hamakua



Friday, November 29, 2013

BIBA December 17, 2013 meeting


Aloha, BIBA members and friends,

Our last BIBA meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 pm at the Kamana Senior Center, 121 Kamana Street in Hilo. The meeting will begin with a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

The meeting is very important, because it is also will be the annual election of the Board of Directors. The following positions are available:
President
Vice-President
Secretary 
Treasurer

Please give some thought to running for office! We tried to make some positive changes this year, our membership numbers have increased greatly, and we want to continue down this path. 

Feel free to bring friends to the meeting! If you haven't renewed your membership recently, you will be able to do that at the meeting. We will need a quorum of 25% of the membership in order to hold the election, so please try to come.

If you would like to run for office, and would like to prepare any kind of statement for the membership, you may send it to me and I would be happy to forward it to everyone. 

The 2013 Honey Challenge and Hawaii Honey Festival is now over. We believe that at least 2,000 people attended the event! Hopefully you were able to be there. It seemed like a good time was had by all, and beautiful ribbons were awarded to beekeepers in many categories of honey. If you were a winner, congratulations! The competition was very stiff, we had over 130 honey entries this year (as compared to 43 last year!)

Thank you for a great 2013. Happy Thanksgiving, and see you in December.

Aloha,
Carol Conner, Secretary
Big Island Beekeepers Association

Main 2013 Hawai'i Natural Honey Challenge Awards

PEOPLES CHOICE
AWARD Class
Award District
Public Tasting #
ENTRY
F Name
L Name
AApiary
Stated Varietal
BEST IN SHOW
BEST IN SHOW COMB HONEY
BEST IN SHOW
Table  11
C5
Callie
McNew
Beekeeper
Wildflower - Kalapana

Comb Honey
Puna
Table  10
B3
47836
Vanessa
Magallanes
Island Princess
Albezia
People's Choice - COMB
Comb Honey
Kauai
Table  11
C1
72024
Joyce
Takahashi
Miki Macs LLC, Kauai
Macadamia, Citrus, wild forage

Comb Honey
Hamakua Coast
Table  11
C3
85848
William
Kennedy
Fire Mountain Farm
Coffee, Guava, Loquat

Comb Honey
North - South Hilo
Table  10
B2
69487
Rod
Vanderhoef
Apiary Arts Hawai'i
Tropical Multifloral

Comb Honey
Molokai
Table  11
C9
62964
Marshall
Joy
Molokai Gold
Keawe

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light
North - South Hilo
Table  1
A3
17797
Paul
Takehiro
Beekeeper
Albezia, Macadamia, Palm

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light
Kau
Table  1
A1
8421
Erik
Belcher
Aina Meli
Christmas Berry, Lehua

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light**
Lower Puna
Table  1
A7
26056
Ruby
Piano
Hansons Hawaiian Honey Bee Farms
Citrus, Mango, Noni

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Light
Upper Puna
Table  1
A13
27816
Larry
Reiss
Parsantha Apiary
Lehua, Citrus

Liquid Honey - Albezia
Puna
Table  7
G7
43367
Vanessa
Magallanes
Island Princess
Albezia

Liquid Honey - Macadamia
Hamakua Coast
Sampler Table 
S2
73190
Shannon
Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey Company
Macadamia

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber
Lower Puna
Table  2
K12
41807
Callie
McNew
Beekeeper
Wildflower - Kalapana
People's Choice - LIQUID HONEY
Liquid Honey - Eucalyptus
Hamakua Coast
Table  6
F1
95592
Fred
Solomon
Paauilo Mauka Products
Eucalyptus

Liquid Honey - Macadamia
Puna
Table  6
F8
61762
John
Hanson
Hansons Hawaiian Honey Bee Farms
Macadamia

Liquid Honey - Christmas Berry
Hamakua Coast
Table  7
G2
94322
Shannon
Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey Company
Christmas Berry

Liquid Honey - Macadamia  *High Point Macadamia*
North - South Hilo
Table  7
G4
82425
Oksana
Kozinskiy
Beekeeper
Macadamia

Liquid Honey - Coffee
Hamakua Coast
Sampler Table 
S3
4470
Shannon
Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey
Coffee

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber
Upper Puna
Table  3
L8
14459
Mary Ann
Smiles
Beekeeper
Lehua, Paperbark, Mango

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Amber**
North - South Hilo
Table  3
L4
35964
Rod
Vanderhoef
Apiary Arts Hawai'i
Avocado, Mountain Apple
Best in Show -  LIQUID
BEST IN SHOW LIQUID HONEY
BEST IN SHOW
Table  4
D3
55588
Peggy
Beckett
Beekeeper
Wild Forage

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral- Medium Dark Amber
Upper Puna
Table  4
L8
14459
Mary Ann
Smiles
Beekeeper
Lehua, Paperbark, Mango

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber
Hamakua Coast
Table  4
D9
81486
Dennis
Allessio
Beekeeper
Longan, Macadamia, Wild Forage

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber
Island of Kauai
Table  4
D1
68417
Joyce
Takahashi
Miki Macs LLC, Kauai
Macadamia, Citrus, Wild Forage

Liquid Honey - Tropical Multifloral - Medium Dark Amber
North - South Hilo
Table  4
D9
95034
Pattie
Rechtman
Apiary Arts Hawai'i
Basil, wildflower

Liquid Honey  - Tropical Multifloral - Dark
Hamakua Coast
Sampler Table 
S5
19664
Dennis
Alessio
Beekeeper
Longan, Macnut, Eucalyptus

Liquid Honey  - Tropical Multifloral - Dark
Island of Oahu
Table  5
E6
54580
Malcolm
Yorkston
Beekeeper
Mango, Avocado, Lychee

Liquid Honey  - Tropical Multifloral - Dark
Island of Maui
Sampler Table 
S1
59335
Michael
McCoy
Beekeeper
Jacaranda, Avocado, Jasmine

Liquid Honey  - **Tropical Multifloral - Dark**
Island of Kauai
Table  5
E2
45467
Carol Ann
Davis
Beekeeper
Mango, Orange, lemon
People's Choice - SOLiD
Solid Honey  *High Point Keawe*
North - South Kohala
Table  8
H2
77684
Michael
Domeier
Rare Hawaiian Honey Company
Kiawe
Best In Show - SOLID
BEST IN SHOW SOLID HONEY
BEST IN SHOW
Table  9
J5
7118
Michael
Domeier
Rare Hawaiian Honey Company
Kiawe, unknown

Solid Honey
Puna
Table  8
H4
53791
Patrick
Weder
Lotus Buddhist Monastery
Tropical Multifloral

Solid Honey  (Tie with 15689)
Molokai
Table  9
J11
72829
Marshall
Joy
Molokai Gold
Keawe

Solid Honey
Hamakua Coast
Table  7
G1
87664
Shannon
Schultz
Beeing Aloha Honey Company
Lehua

Solid Honey *High Point Lehua*
North - South Hilo
Table  8
H1
76668
Henry
Iuker
Daddy's Stolen Honey
Lehua

Solid Honey (Tie with 72829)
Molokai
Table  9
J10
15689
Marshall
Joy
Molokai Gold
Wildflower, Citrus, Keawe