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Honey production down 2.2% on Hawaii

Varroa mite infestation and dry weather contributed to a 2.2 percent decline in Hawai’i honey production last year, according to the local office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read More

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Bee mite control program to include poisoning wild hives in Hilo

The state Department of Agriculture plans to poison wild honey bee hives in Hilo as an emergency measure to stop a growing infestation of bee-killing varroa mites, and warns the public against eating honey from wild hives over the next … Continue reading

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More bee mites found in feral hive in Hilo

A large feral beehive was found today by Hawai`i Department of Agriculture staff and about 60 varroa mites were collected from a sample of 5,400 bees from that hive. Read More

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More varroa mites found in Hilo

Crews from the state Department of Agriculture found two new sites with varroa mites, a potentially damaging pest to the local honey industry. Read More

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Another bee mite found near Hilo Bay

Varroa mites, a potentially damaging pest to the honey industry in Hawai’i, continue to show up on the Big Island. Read More

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More Varroa Mites found in the Hilo Area

More varroa mites were detected in a wild beehive area near the Hilo airport over the weekend. Read More

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New Varroa Mites Found In Hilo

A third detection of varroa mites on bees in Hilo has been found by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) on Friday, August 29. A swarm trap collection of 6,200 bees were found to have 24 varroa mites. This swarm … Continue reading

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More bee mites found in Hilo

The state Department of Agriculture reported Monday it located two more varroa mites among 2,850 bees from a feral beehive in Hilo over the weekend. Read More

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Bee-killing varroa mites spread beyond Oahu, Hawaii

State inspectors have found four varroa mites on bees that were trapped in Hilo Harbor — the first time the bee-killing insects have been found outside O’ahu. Read More

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A Busy Little Parasite

Pinhead-sized bee mite threatens Hawaii’s $500 million agriculture industry Read more

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