After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Oct 19 2010
October 19, 2010 - "Hawaiian Honey - Beekeeping in Paradise"
Nationwide, honeybees are making headlines. Declining bee populations due to the mysterious "colony collapse disorder (CCD)", varroa mites and hive beetles are affecting everything from produce prices to plant communities. Join former Hawaiian Observatory employee, retired Park Ranger and local bee keeper, Jeff Judd for an informative evening on the story of beekeeping in Hawai`i. This program will feature a live observation beehive, local Hawai`i Island honey and a 'sweet' opportunity to talk story with local beekeepers and experts alike on the future of honey in Hawai`i.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).