Participation in the beehive program is a down payment on food security, says UH Hilo Chancellor Straney.
Chancellor Donald Straney welcomed renowned chef Alan Wong to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Agriculture Laboratory Farm in Pana‘ewa on Saturday to promote the Adopt-A-Beehive program. The program is a partnership between Wong and UH Hilo to raise awareness of the critical plight of honey bees and to promote local solutions to sustaining the local honey bee industry.
The public is invited to help by adopting a beehive at UH Hilo’s farm lab to support research and development of healthy beehive practices in Hawai‘i. Adopters of hives will receive periodic reports and photos of the assigned bee colony from the UH Hilo student taking care of the hive. Supporters donating $300, $500, or $1,000 also will receive a personal supply of honey and honey products, along with invitations to join Chef Wong at bee-and agriculture-related activities held on campus or at the UH Hilo farm.
“This is a great example of how the smallest things in an ecosystem really matter,” says Chancellor Straney. “Participation in the beehive program is a down payment on food security.”
Learn more from the poster about the Adopt-A-Beehive program:
Click here for pdf of poster.
More info in the video below.