Hawaii Beekeeping Makes a Comeback
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When Small Hive Beetles Were First Found on Each Island
It is illegal to transport bees or used beekeeping equipment between Islands without a Hawaii Department of Agriculture inspection and permit, but pests still spread. Fortunately, so far, varroa mites have been found only on Oahu and Hawaii Island.
The current number of managed bee colonies listed on each island is an estimate by Danielle Downey.
State apiary program: www.hawaiibee.com
Big Island Beekeepers Association: www.bigislandbeekeepers.com
Jen Rasmussen’s website: www.paradisenectar.com
Michael Kliks’ website: www.hawaiibeekeepers.org/products-manoahoney.php
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