Active Bee Swarms on Pali Trail
Bee hives and swarms have been observed in the vicinity of switchback 26 on the Pali (cliff) Trail. Additional hives may be along the trail. Hikers should be observant of their surroundings and exercise caution.
Repair of Bayview 6
A recent major building rescue is Bayview 6. This building was constructed in 1917 and served as the dining hall for Bayview Home. The Kalaupapa settlement was organized into housing areas or "homes". Each home had dormitories, cottages, and a central kitchen & dining hall. Bayview 6 was the kitchen & dining hall for the Bayview Home.
After its use as the dining hall, Bayview 6 was used as an arts and crafts shop, an important physical therapy for the residents. The building was eventually transferred to the National Park Service and is now used for offices.
The repair project involves removal of the porch (or lanai in Hawaiian), repair of the concrete foundation posts, replacement of damaged beams and siding, and roof replacement.
Bayview 6 being repaired.
Did You Know?
On the small islands of 'Okala and Huelo off the Kalawao coast are found loulu palms, the only native genus of palms, and the endemic pua'ala, which can be found only on the sea cliffs and off-shore islands of Moloka'i from Kalaupapa east to Halawa.