Bees Make Their Own Homes
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Posted on July 21, 2011 in Beekeeping Classes | Short Link

With the sun over our shoulders, we took turns holding up the frames of our beehive to look at the bees. At first we saw a blanket of bees, but by blowing gently, the bees moved and we saw the six sided cells capped with honey, then some eggs, and larva. We saw bees drinking [...]

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Reflection on First Opening of a Hive
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Posted on July 21, 2011 in Beekeeping Classes | Short Link

The intoxicating aroma of beekeepers’ smoke The fond smells of summer campfires does invoke For a while we were able to share For a while we were able to watch and stare Amazing this hive, this amazing place Thank you, bee friends, for sharing your space Posted by Maria da Silva a href=”http://www.westernsare.org/”>This project was [...]

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The Magic of White Honey & Lilikoi
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In our June newsletter, learn about one of our favorite flavor combinations — White Honey and lilikoi (passionfruit in Hawaiian). Like other successful food duos, the taste of white honey and lilikoi enhance each other, yielding a magically delicious finale! Also, in honor of Father’s Day (June 19th), we’re offering special flat rate shipping of only $15 for any order of $100 or more!

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A Taste of Macadamia Magic
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Posted on April 18, 2011 in Monthly Newsletters, Our Honey | Short Link

Some of you have been waiting for our Macadamia Honey for a long time. After two years of not producing Macadamia Honey, we are happy to offer it once again.  Three weeks ago, we harvested an unusual blend of macadamia and kiawe honey – a combination that, in Hawaii marks the end of winter and [...]

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Smooth as Silk
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Posted on March 14, 2011 in Monthly Newsletters | Short Link

Our Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey is known for its creamy texture and subtle flavor-but our Silk Honey is the crème de la crème-literally, it is our creamiest, smoothest, silkiest texture honey. We first introduced Silk Honey in 2007 and it immediately became a NASFT (North American Specialty Food Trade Association) Sofi Silver finalist for [...]

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Lilikoi for Lovers
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Posted on February 8, 2011 in Our Honey, Ways to Use Honey | Short Link

Lilikoi is passion fruit in Hawaiian. Lilikoi is a fragrant fruit with a lovely tangy and sweet taste. Many people think that the beeLilikoi Honeys feed on the nectar of the lilikoi flower and that is how we get lilikoi honey. But in fact, we mix pure wild-crafted puree of the lilikoi fruit into our [...]

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How are the Bees? An Update on Colony Collapse and Bee Health.
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Posted on December 6, 2010 in Beekeeping | Short Link

Last week at Volcano Island Honey Co., Dr. Steven Martin of the University of Sheffield (UK) visited our farm for the second time to collect samples for his research on insect viruses. We took advantage of Dr. Martin’s visit to learn more about the latest in bee health worldwide – a subject that affects us [...]

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16th Annual Holiday Newsletter
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Posted on November 15, 2010 in Monthly Newsletters | Short Link

In considering the topics for this year’s newsletter, a staff member told me that our newsletter was lacking our typical sparkle, and that we report basically the same story every year. “People came, people left. Honey harvest is up, honey harvest is down. Bees are in trouble due to the latest threat.” So this year [...]

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UH Honeybee-Pollinator Expo
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Posted on November 3, 2010 in Education | Short Link

Join Volcano Island Honey at the UH Honeybee-Pollinator Expo this Friday, November 5th, 8 am – 4 pm at the East West Center at UH Manoa. The Honeybee / Pollinator Expo 2010 will explore the current problems of bee health and pollinator consercation in Hawaii along with the proposed solutions to these important issues. The [...]

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Children + Bees = Lots of Fun
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Posted on October 13, 2010 in Education | Short Link

Richard was recently in California visiting his daughter and her family. What started out as an idea to talk to his grandson Hayden’s class evolved into a presentation to the entire 1st grade (about 100 children) at Lilac School in Valley Center, California. In teaching about the parts of a bee Richard asked who had [...]

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