Thursday, July 30, 2015

University of Hawaii Maui College to Offer 'Products of the Hive' Class

Opportunities to learn about bees, fruit trees

July 26, 2015, The Maui News

The University of Hawaii Maui College EdVenture program and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui are offering a series of bee-related classes next month.

An Intermediate Beekeeping class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the college. The class is designed for current beekeepers and those ready to increase their knowledge and skills. Instructor Danielle Downey, an apiculture specialist, will cover bee health issues, including diseases and parasites, how to increase your apiary size, bee identification and honey production. The cost is $89.

A class on Products of the Hive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8, with instructor Noelani Waters, also an apiculture specialist. Participants will learn how to make various products using beeswax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly and honey. Potential products include soap, massage oil, body butter, lotion, salve and candles, and participants will be able to take home a sample of their work. The cost is $95...

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