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Plant Aloha: Beekeeping in Hawai’i with Ron Hanson

November 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Plant Aloha Hawaiian Sanctuary

Thursday, November 9th 2017 – 9:00am-12:30pm
Beekeeping in Hawai’i: What makes our bees unique and how we can get started caring for them ourselves, with Ron Hanson.

Learn about the origin, the challenges and the ongoing growth of honeybees on the Big Island. Discover how you can make a difference, what you need to get started in beekeeping, what different types of hives are available, or what to grow to assist them along.

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Ron Hanson is an intermittent lifelong passionate beekeeper, starting in Michigan and learning along the way in North Carolina, Turkey and Grenada. He has kept bees locally since 2003 and currently owns/operates a designated Certified Naturally Grown apiary. The Honey Bee Company sells both retail (‘Just Honey’)and wholesale honey statewide and to the Mainland. He is a teacher, consultant and has enabled fledgling beekeepers for many years.

Plant Aloha Series

Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, with special Saturday monthly offerings, led by local and visiting experts.

The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part, by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development. We are looking for support to complete and enhance this amazing FREE program. Please give what you can.

wade1Each class starts promptly with a lecture and Q&A before a hands-on farm experience. Come prepared with notepad and writing utensil, closed toed shoes, sun hat, and gloves.

View the full Plant Aloha Series schedule on our Calendar.

Space is limited, please register by emailing:



The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part,
by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development.


November 9, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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