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Plant Aloha: Intuitive Treatment-free Beekeeping

January 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plant Aloha Hawaiian Sanctuary

Saturday January 14th 2017 – 9:00am-1:00pm
Special Saturday Class: Intuitive Treatment-free Beekeeping. Starting New Top Bar Hives with Jen Rasmussen.

Jen Rasmussen
Bees are coming to Hawaiian Sanctuary! Join us as we set up two top bar hives with honeybees.  Learn how to start a hive of your own and how to care for them without the use of chemical treatments.  We invite you to explore the sweet side of honeybees.


Jen Rasmussen is the founder of Paradise Nectar Apiaries, a truly sustainable family business that offers pollination, pure hive products, honey bees, hives, education, and more. Over the past 5 years Jen has offered educational workshops, apprenticeships, hive maintenance, and has taught at HAAS & the University of Hawaii, Hilo. It is her passion to share her love for bees and show the kind & gentle side of caring for them. She teaches what she loves and loves to teach. For more information about Paradise Nectar Apiaries visit:

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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.

wade1Plant Aloha begins with a Permaculture Series on Thursday mornings entitled: Growing a Complete Diet with Permaculture Principles: Tropical Subsistence Gardening, with Wade Bauer. Each month, a special free Saturday class will also be held. These classes will feature lectures covering a wide range of agricultural topics, such as Beekeeping, Fungi, Bamboo, Biochar, and more.

Each 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.


January 14, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Jen Rasmussen


Hawaiian Sanctuary
Milemarker 12, Hwy 130
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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