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2015 Hawai'i Honey Festival September 26, 2015

Gazebo Stage: 10:30 pm - 12 noon  Bethany Trio

                             12:00 - 12:15 pm Honey Challenge Awards

                             12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Smack Dab

                              1:45 pm - 2:00 pm More Honey Challenge Awards

                              2:00 - 3:30 pm  Terrapin Station

                              3:30 pm - 3:45 pm People's Choice Honey Awards

About the Hawai'i Honey Festival

September 26, 2015 – 10 am to 4 pm
Nani Mau Gardens, Hilo, Hawai’i

The Big Island Beekeepers Association is excited to be presenting the third annual, Hawai’i Honey Festival

The Festival, which includes the Sixth Annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge, will be held at the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Nani Mau Gardens has evolved into a treasure of the Islands, with 20 acres of many-splendored tropical flowers and trees, pools and waterfalls and sun dappled paths.

6a00d83420a76e53ef01b8d08bf654970c-800wiFor the Honey Challenge, beekeepers from throughout the State of Hawai’i will submit their best comb, liquid and solid honeys to be blind-tasted and judged by a panel of experts.  

The event will take place amid the 22 acres of tropical plants and flowers of the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo, Hawai’i. Other festivities include the "People's Choice" Honey Tasting, live Hawaiian and pop music and hula, crafts and honey vendors, "ono" food, many children's activities, beekeeping demonstrations and observation hives, other bee and agricultural exhibits, lectures and demonstrations, and bee-friendly plant sales. 

We invite all Hilo residents as well as visitors to the Big Island for a wonderful day of music, food, education and HONEY!

About Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA)

BIBA is an organization of back yard beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, hobbyist beekeepers, and other “friends of the bees.” The organization is headquartered in Hilo, Hawai’I but has members all over the Big Island, and even on some of the Neighbor Islands. BIBA is dedicated to the education of beekeepers and the promotion of the importance of the honey bee to agricultural sustainability. Education has become an increasingly important component, given the arrival of two major parasites in Hawaii, the varroa mite and the small hive beetle.

We are learning how to help the bees survive the onslaught of the parasites a few years ago. Without the help of their human beekeepers, the honey bee has had a hard time surviving. Most wild bees were wiped out when the parasites arrived. Since the food supply is dependent upon the honey bee, it is critical to protect the bees, and to support your local beekeepers, who are keeping the honey bees healthy. And, in return, the bees unselfishly give us their delicious, nutritious Hawaiian Honey!



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