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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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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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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