Mahalo for another successful year!
This year marked the completion of our fifth season of the Adopt-A-Beehive program. Each year, the students work on different projects, and this year several students in Dr. Lorna Tsustumi's Advanced Beekeeping class built a life-size Langstroth hive complete with movable frames and a queen excluder. This hive was placed across the Bee Garden at the UHH Farm and will serve as an educational tool for the community and those who tour the farm. It will allow for people to get an inside look at the home of the honeybee. Those who venture inside of the hive are able to experience the dark environment that honeybees like to work in. Dr. Tsutsumi also recognized five seniors who completed the requirements to receive the Beekeeping Certificate this Spring 2016 semester. Each student was gifted with a J-hook hive tool.
Help us make a difference for our students and our state!
Chef Alan Wong teamed up with UH Hilo in 2011 to build awareness of the critical plight of honey bees through the successful launch of the inaugural Adopt-a-Beehive with Alan Wong program. This innovative program supports the education of student beekeepers, promotes research and development of healthy beehive practices in Hawai'i, and educates the public about the vital role that honey bees play in sustaining agriculture.
You can participate by adopting a beehive for the 2016-2017 season at UH Hilo's Farm Laboratory in Pana'ewa. You will receive an official certificate of adoption, as well as periodic reports and photos of your assigned bee colony from the UH Hilo student taking care of your hive.
Other program benefits include a personal supply of honey/honey products, along with invitations to join Chef Alan Wong at bee- and agriculture-related activities held at UH Hilo and elsewhere.
We're looking forward to another great season. Mahalo for your support!