September 8 - 15, 2018
The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestations in North America through effective monitoring methods. The goal is to collect mite data in colonies within a one week window to inform science and hive management. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Get more information to spread the word and join the count at http://pollinator.org/miteathon!
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UHCC Continuing Ed is offering a class starting Sept 18th, $150 tuition.
6 weekly sessions, plus 2 weekend Saturdays with hands on in the hive guidance.
Location: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St. Hilo HI
6:00 PM pot luck pupus
6:30 PM short business meeting followed by the evenings presentation.
Part 1 - member Marvin will bring in from Waimea his "long Langstroth" hive, where the hive box bodies expand side by side instead of the usual vertically stacking arrangement. Makes servicing the hive at a consistent height level, instead of picking up heavy hive boxes above you chest height.
Part 2 - Heather Forester, the Big Islands Invasive Ant Specialist from the universities Hawaii Ant Lab, will talk story about Little Fire Ants (LFA) in bee hives. With all the hive relocations in Puna here are some tips on how to prevent transfer of the ants, and how to deal with them when discovered in your apiary area. There are some grant funds available to help with moving hives and not transferring it with ants.
Attention Beekeepers in the State of Hawaii - honey submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Hawaii Honey Challenge. Submission forms and entry rules may be found at: