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Hawaii’s honey production down 19 percent, prices reach record high

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office (NASS), Hawaii’s honey production in 2010 dropped 19 percent from the previous year to 770,000 lbs. Read more

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The ABCs of healthy bees

National expert offers advice to help beekeepers revive their hives Read more

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The industry is reporting major losses that could affect agriculture

A number of beekeepers are mad as hornets about what they view as the lack of federal and state support to prevent major losses in their industry — one that supports honey production in Hawaii and provides a large number … Continue reading

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Hawaii beekeepers making progress against varroa mite

Hawai’i beekeepers are making progress battling the devastating varroa mite with a pesticide approved late last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

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VIDEO: Big Island Beekeepers vigilant for varroa mite

The UH Honeybee Varroa Project took a break from searching for feral hives on Friday to look at the managed hives of local beekeepers. Read more

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VIDEO: Wild honeybee colonies studied in Hawaii

Feral beehives in Kehena in the Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii were tagged and studied by researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Friday. Read more

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Federal measure contains millions of dollars for Hawaii’s agriculture industry

The U.S. House has approved the House-Senate Conference report on the 2010 agriculture appropriations bill. Read more

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Reseachers say varroa mite spread on Big Island on Hawaii is inevitable

In just over a year’s time, the varroa mite, a parasite that kills honeybees, has spread from the Hilo Bay area north to Onomea and south to Pahala, researchers say. Read more

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Varroa mite parasite might take a bigger bite on Hawaii

The varroa mite parasite that’s been killing bees across the country is spreading on the Big Island, threatening local fruit and macadamia nut industries. Read more

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New Hawaii petroleum tax

Looking for money to finance renewable energy and food security, state lawmakers have agreed to increase a per barrel tax on petroleum products sold by distributors, which could cost consumers a few cents more per gallon of gasoline but eventually … Continue reading

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