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Apiary Visits

In January, Jonathan Zimmerman and his daughter, Clea, from New York City heard about the honey bees at the UH Hilo farm and requested a visit. It was a new experience for his daughter who had never been up close and personal with bees. She now has lots of stories to share with her class about her beekeeping adventure in Hawaiʻi and while on vacation compared to her classmates who braved the cold winter on the East Coast.

two Jonathan and Clea Zimmerman in beekeeping suits
Jonathan Zimmerman (left) with daughter Clea suiting up for a visit to the UH Hilo apiary.

On February 8th, 11 students and two of their instructors from Tokyo Kasei University visited their adopted hive at the farm. The students enjoyed working with the bees and even got to harvest and sample honeycomb from their hive to take back to Japan.

Beekeeping student, Kawai Genovia (left) showing students from Tokyo Kasei University  the honey bees at the UH Hilo farm.
Beekeeping student, Kawai Genovia (left) showing students from Tokyo Kasei University the honey bees at the UH Hilo farm.
Tokyo Kasei students group photo
Students from Tokyo Kasei University visiting the Bee Park, _Mapuhonehone_, at the UH Hilo farm.

Honolulu Magazine

Honolulu Magazine reported on the buzz of honey in Hawaiʻi. Included is the use of honey in dishes and Alan Wong’s association with the Adopt-a-Beehive program at UH Hilo.

macadamia nut crusted lamb chops
Alan Wong’s Macadamia nut crusted lamb chops using honey from the Adopt-a-Beehive program.

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