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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Famous Honey! Richard Spiegel on Chef Abroad on Food Network Canada
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Posted on November 24, 2009 in Media | Short Link

Recently a Canadian film crew came to film us for the show Chef Abroad, hosted by Chef Michael Smith. The show is called Island Flavors, Hawaii and will air on Food Network Canada, on Friday, November 27th at 9:30 pm EST and Saturday, November 28th at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm EST. This will be our [...]

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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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Film Crew from Japan at Volcano Island Honey
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Posted on November 17, 2009 in Media | Short Link

Yesterday a film crew from Japan interviewed Richard Spiegel at the Volcano Island Honey Company apiary in Ahualoa on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. They were filming for a show called the Voyage of Kona Coffee and were also featuring other Hawaii Island artisan products. Richard opened up a beehive and [...]

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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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