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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Beginning Organic Beekeeping with Richard
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Posted on November 17, 2009 in Beekeeping | Short Link

This fall Richard launched a four week class called Beginning Organic Beekeeping. With thirty years experience in organic beekeeping and producing artisan honey- the demand to learn from Richard is high! Twelve lucky people are in the class now and there is already a list for the next class. With bees under attack by the [...]

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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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