Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

2019 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

Formal Judging:

 

Light Honey Category

1st place    Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

2nd place    Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

1st place    Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

2nd place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

3rd place    Malcom Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC, Honolulu

 

Dark Honey Category

1st place    Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

2nd place    Harry Holm, Big ‘Āina Bees, Pāpa’ikou

3rd place    Robert Forbes, Robot Farms, Honomu

        

Solid Honey Category

1st place    Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa

2nd place    Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

Comb Category

1st place    Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (KCC), Lihue

2nd place    Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

3rd place    Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

1st place    Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa

2nd place    Iris Carter, Hilo

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place    Ned Selfe & Lisa Johnshoy Prinzing, Howzit Honey, Kalaheo

2nd place    Bruce Wilkinson, Waialua

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

                  Callie Matulonis, Lava Bees, Pahoa

                  Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

                  Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms, Kapaa

2nd place    Iris Carter, Hilo

3rd place    Joyce Takahashi, Miki Macs, LLC, Lihue

 

Solid Honey Category

 

1st place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

2nd place    Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Shawn Harris, Wao Kele Honey, Kea’au

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Joshua McInnis, Mountain View

2nd place    Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (KCC), Lihue

3rd place    Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

2018 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

 

Formal Judging:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

2nd place   Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook

3rd place    Jim Klyman & Carey Yost, Kea’au

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place     Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi & Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College, Lihue

2nd place    Malcolm Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees, Honolulu

3rd place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Erhard Autrata, Hawaiian Raw Honey, Kea’au

3rd place    Erhard Autrata, Hawaiian Raw Honey, Kea’au

 

Solid Honey Category

 

1st place     Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

2nd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place    Eli Isele, Mayes Apiaries LLC, Hilo

2nd place   Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place    Munē Morichika, Hualalai Bee LLC, Kailua Kona

2nd place   Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms, Kapa’a

3rd place    Malcolm Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees, Honolulu

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Jim Klyman & Carey Yost, Kea’au

3rd place    Kelly & Michael McCoy, Makawao 

 

Solid Honey Category

 

1st place    Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

2nd place   Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

3rd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown 

2nd place   Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Joyce Takahashi, Miki Macs, LLC, Lihue

2017 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

 

Formal Judging:

 

Light Honey Category

 

1st place      Larry Reiss, Parsantha Apiary, Kurtistown

2nd place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

3rd place     Eli Isele, Mayes Apiaries LLC, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place      Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook

2nd place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

3rd place     Carey Yost & Jim Klyman, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place     Cassandra Pensa, Bee Ohana, Pahoa

2nd place    John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

3rd place     Michael & Kelly McCoy, Makawao

 

Solid Honey Category

1st place      Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

2nd place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View 

3rd place     Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

Comb Category

1st place     Devin Magallanes, Island Princess, Kurtistown

2nd place   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Cassandra Pensa, Bee Ohana, Pahoa

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place     Callie Matulonis, Lava Bees, Pahoa

2nd place   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Hilo

                   Elaine Partlow, Tropical Gold Honey, Pahoa

                   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place     Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

2nd place   Georgia Putman, Polestar Gardens, Pahoa

                   Larry Reiss, Parsantha Apiary, Kurtistown

                   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

3rd place    Carey Yost & Jim Klyman, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place     John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

2nd place   Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

3rd place    Michael & Kelly McCoy, Makawao

Solid Honey Category

1st place     John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

2nd place   Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

3rd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

Comb Category

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Island Princess, Kurtistown

2nd place   Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

                   John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

                   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

 
 
 

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