Honey Bees

Lava Flow Takes Toll on Big Island Agriculture

Jun 6, 2018
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More than 2,500 acres on Hawaii Island are in papaya production. The majority is in the Kapoho area, which is now being affected by lava from Kilauea volcano. The Conversation's Catherine Cruz spoke with Scott Enright, the Director of the State Department of Agriculture, about the potential losses of an industry that is tied to hundreds of jobs.

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Wikimedia Commons

A case of a harmful honey bee disease has popped up on the Big Island.

Matthew Shepard, Xerces Society
Matthew Shepard, Xerces Society

It’s a historic but sobering event for Hawai‘i’s native bees.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added seven species of Native Hawaiian yellow-faced bees to the endangered species list.  It’s also the first time any bees in the US have been added to the list.

The Conversation: Friday, May 13th, 2016

May 13, 2016
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Bee Health in Hawaii; Amazing Hawai‘i Comic-Con; Tax Breaks for Organic Farmers; Ka’u Coffee Festival

Outlook for Bees in Hawaii: Michael Kliks

Pollinators

Feb 3, 2016
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www.uhbeeproject.com/

The pollinators are the work horse of the forest. They are the mammals, birds, and insects that perform the invaluable act of pollination. The pollinators themselves are not without their enemies in the natural world.

Christopher Phillips explains...

The University of Hawaiʻi Honey Bee Project
The University of Hawaiʻi Honey Bee Project

When the products of the forest are on the dinner plate, there is arguably no greater appreciation of them. One of the sweetest products to grace our tables is uniquely Hawaiian. Hawaiian honey can be found across the islands.

Christopher Phillips explains...