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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 ( 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
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2014 Hawai'i Honey Festival

We are getting excited for our upcoming Hawai'i Honey Festival this month.
Nani Mau Gardens, Makalika Street, Hilo Hawai'i, 10 am - 4 pm 

Our vendor spaces are being finalized - lots of great applications - list will come out soon.

We have 2 great bands playing in the pavilion area.

The Master Gardeners will again conduct a couple garden tours through Nani Mau's beautiful property.

We will announce the winners of the Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge.

Educational booths will include, among others, the Department of Agricuture Apiary Division, the Hawai'i Master Food Preservers program, the Master Gardeners Fruit Fly booth, Big Island Beekeepers Association booth.

There will be some educational presentations regarding beekeeping and any of the roaming beekeepers will be happy to stop, answer questions and share with you their knowledge. Look for those name tags hanging on them.

Don't forget this is your opportunity to taste many varieties of honey from the Islands of Hawai'i and vote for your favorite. The Beekeepers all hope it will be their very own special honey that will win the coveted People's Choice Award.

Come back often over the next couple weeks and see what we will continue to add to the mix.

Mahalo. See you at the Festival.