Saturday, March 23, 2013

BIBA meeting on April 7 Canceled

Aloha, everyone -

Writing to let you know that the next meeting of BIBA, scheduled for Sunday, April 7, has been CANCELLED due to the amount of work that is being done on the grant and planning for the next Honey Challenge.

However, the meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 5, will be a very important one. We will have a presentation by Chelle Pahinui, our consultant who is working with us on the Honey Challenge, and will form subcommittees to work on various aspects of the Honey Challenge (in particular the Judging Committee and the rules for the contest, and various logistics subcommittees.) FYI, it looks like the next Honey Challenge will probably be held in September or October.

Please put this May 5th meeting on your calendar and make every effort to attend. We want to make this Honey Challenge the best ever, and assure that it will be a sustainable and important event. In order to do that, we'll need everyone's fullest participation and involvement. 

We'll also discuss the best time for regular meetings, and I'll be sending out a survey prior to the meeting. Keep in mind how difficult it is to find a time that makes everyone happy, and please be flexible in thinking about your availability.

Carol Conner
BIBA Secretary

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Big Island Beekeepers Association
Next Apiary Day -This Saturday March 23, 2013, 9am-12pm
9 - 10 am is grounds clean up, 10 - 12 am in the hives

Apiary Days are a educational project of the Big Island Beekeepers Association. They are scheduled every second and fourth Saturday of the month. This is the time when members of the Big Island Beekeepers Association conduct regular maintenance of the demonstration colonies they keep at the Komohana Apiary. Observers will see how beekeepers inspect a colony and how maintenance of the colonies changes with the seasons.

Apiary Days are an unstructured learning unity for people new to beekeeping to get up front and personal with bees. No fees or registration but attendees are asked to wear protective clothing. For more information call Erick Belcher, 935-3939. Apiary Days are canceled in event of rain.