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More Oahu bees have mites

Beekeepers across Hawaii, testing hives for the varroa mite, have so far found them in several hives, but not yet beyond Oahu. The problem has serious implications for all Hawaii pollinated agriculture. Read more

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Discovery of bee mite on Oahu could close honey businesses

Here is more about the Varroa findings in Hawaii: Beekeepers in the state are keeping a vigilant eye on their hives, watching nervously for signs of varroa mites which surfaced in the state recently. Read more

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Honey bees quarantined

Hawaii beekeepers were told Wednesday to sample their hives for evidence of a parasite that is killing colonies on the Mainland, after it was found in a colony in Manoa. Read more

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Devastating mite may have infested Manoa bee farm

Varroa may have been discovered at a bee farm in Manoa last week, the state Department of Agriculture said in a news release yesterday. Read more

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To bee or not to bee? (Hawaii)

Hawaii’s honey is still pure, but output is down due to an erratic environment and foreign imports Read more

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