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
For Cooking Contest information: Sonia Martinez -
Festival & Challenge Chair: Peggy Beckett - 808-965-0000 or