Growing Organic Children
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Posted on June 18, 2010 in Lifestyle | Short Link

Richard Spiegel and the team at Volcano Island Honey Company have been practicing and promoting sustainable business and sustainable agriculture for 30 years. VIHC has attracted international attention for its exquisite, artisan honey and innovative business practices. But perhaps Richard’s most influential work was done quietly at home, in the garden. The world’s most important [...]

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At Volcano Island Honey- We Like it Raw!
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Posted on March 2, 2010 in Raw Honey | Short Link

How do you know if honey is raw or not? And why should you care? Truly raw honey is strained, not filtered, and is processed without using any heat at all- in the same state it was when it left the hive. Raw honey is better for your health than honey that has been heated, [...]

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Ways to Use Our Honey
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Posted on February 1, 2010 in Ways to Use Honey | Short Link

Our Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey is so delicious that I often eat it by just sticking my finger right in the honey jar! I also put indecent amounts of organic white honey into my tea every day. But beyond the obvious ways of consuming this delectable honey there are a few ways to use [...]

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Honey Got a Sweet Start in Hawaii’s Resort Restaurants with Peter Merriman
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Posted on December 3, 2009 in Our Honey | Short Link

Twenty years ago when Peter Merriman was the Executive Chef at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel he and a group of local chefs started the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. Shortly thereafter, Chef Merriman opened Merriman’s in Waimea. From the Merriman’s website: “The Waimea restaurant is now widely recognized as the flagship home of Hawaii Regional [...]

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British Scientist, An Expert in Bee Viruses Visits Volcano Island Honey
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Posted on November 19, 2009 in Varroa Mite | Short Link

On November 17, 2009, Dr. Stephen J. Martin of University of Sheffield in Western Bank, Sheffield, UK visited Volcano Island Honey Company. Dr. Martin is internationally recognized for his research on the biology and population dynamics of social insects (hornets and honeybees) and their pests, parasites and pathogens. The Varroa Mite is spreading rapidly on [...]

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The Last Beekeeper… in Hawaii
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Posted on October 25, 2009 in Varroa Mite | Short Link

Richard Spiegel & Candice Choy from Volcano Island Honey went to Oahu this week to see the Hawaii premiere of The Last Beekeeper as a part of the Hawaii International Film Festival. Beekeepers from Maui, Oahu and the Big Island all gathered to watch the film and share their honey at a tasting afterward. Whole [...]

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Organic Honey Starts with Organic Foundation
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Posted on October 6, 2009 in Beekeeping | Short Link

Unless you are a beekeeper you are probably asking yourself right now, “What is Wax Foundation?” and “Why Do I Care?” Wax foundation is a thin sheet of beeswax that is embossed with the hexagonal shape that the bees naturally form for their honeycomb. The wax foundation is placed in a rectangular wooden frame with [...]

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The Bees and the Trees (and the tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, mac nuts…)
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Posted on September 30, 2009 in Beekeeping | Short Link

The Aptly Named Varroa Destructor Do you know that 1/3 of all the food you eat is pollinated by bees? The decimation of bee colonies is a threat to food production in Hawaii. In Hawaii we do not have the disappearance of bees (Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD), but we now have the devastating and [...]

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