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About Bees and Beekeeping

This page contains article and other resources about bees and beekeeping.

IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HONEY BEES, please visit HAWAIIBEEREMOVAL.ORG and fill out the bee problem report form.

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.


Governor Enacts Measure for Beehive Research
State celebrates Hawai'i Pollinator Week with funding and a sweet tribute to the honeybee.
The Maui Weekly, July 5, 2012

Varroa mites are downtown and the Super Ferry is in port
Email send to legislators, Monday, December 03, 2007

Varroa mites may already be on the Superferry due to Dept. of Agriculture neglect
Disappeared News, Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Bee-killing mite could easily hitchhike on ferry
The Maui News, Letter to the Editor, Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lingle nixes more money to fight bee killer
Hawaii Tribune Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hawaii bees may help find cause of colony decline
The Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, September 8, 2007

Discovery of bee mite on Oahu could close honey businesses
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, April 14, 2007

Honey bees quarantined
Pacific Business News (Honolulu), April 12, 2007

Tiny mite big threat to bee industry
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2007

Hawai'i honey sales fall 34% to $1.1 million in 2006
Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, March 26, 2007

To bee or not to bee?
Hawaii's honey is still pure, but output is down due to an erratic environment and foreign imports
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 4, 2007

New BioControl Treatment Method for Wax Months (PDF)
1 July 2005

Swarming bees not 'killer' type
Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, September 6, 2004

Honeybees and the internet
Bees can teach computer programmers a lesson
From The Economist, April 15, 2004

Hawaii honey production down, prices hit record high
Pacific Business News, March 10, 2004

A History of Honey Bees in the Hawaiian Islands
by Kevin M. Roddy and Lorna Arita-Tsutsumi, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Kapiolani farmer's market adds unique flavor
Manoa Honey Co. among the vendors
Pacific Business News, January 23, 2004

Sweet on honey
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Honey million-dollar endeavor in Hawai'i
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Life Is Sweet
An eclectic assortment of Island beekeepers work with one of nature's most sociable creatures
Hana Hou! (Hawaiian Airlines in-flight magazine), December 2003/January 2004

Diamond Head bees ordered to buzz off Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, May 30, 2003

Retailer, beekeeper Lee Ong Chun dead at 85
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, February 21, 2002

Spreading Honey
Beekeeper Michael Kliks, who has nine apiaries on O'ahu, maintains that Hawai'i honey contains a lot of aloha
Spirit of Aloha (Aloha Airlines in-flight magazine), June 2000

Isle beekeepers fear sting of "killer" imports
Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, June 25, 2000

The sweet life
A little honey in your food
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, August 9, 1999

Honey offers all-purpose salve for ailments
Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, July 26, 2003

Other Resources

Major Buzzzz: The Story of Honey with many useful links

Smoking Hive

National Honey Board
Information for the Honey Industry

FREE to National Honey Board assessment payers and great for fairs and markets, the Honey For All Seasons recipe brochure is available in quantities of 500 to individuals and 1,000 to honey industry associations. This brochure features six luscious honey recipes - from thirst-quenching summer popsicles to holiday gift sauces. Call the toll-free order line (888) 421-2977, press 7 and specify whether you would like the English or Spanish version.

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