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CTAHR hosts first-ever bee/pollinator expo

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Oct 22, 2010

UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ Honeybee Project will host the Honeybee/Pollinator Expo 2010 on Friday, November 5, at the East-West Center’s Keoni Auditorium. International and local bee researchers will present their most recent findings during scheduled talks throughout the day.  
The event is free and open to the public. Teachers and UH Mānoa students are especially encouraged to attend.
In addition to lectures, demonstration booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Honey producers from various islands will provide free honey samples from their respective apiaries. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., students from the Slow Food International-Kapi‘olani Community College chapter will provide food samples using local honey.
Experts in the respective fields will make the following presentations:
Honeybee health 
  • 8:10-8:40 a.m., Small Hive Beetle: A Florida Perspective, Mr. J. Hayes
  • 8:45-9:20 a.m., The role of Varroa in the collapse of honeybee colonies, Dr. S.J. Martin
  • 9:30-10 a.m., Varroa mite in Africanized honey bees under tropical conditions, Dr. L. Medina
  • 10:20-10:50 a.m., Varroa destructor in Africanized honey bees: Behavior in worker brood cells, Dr. R. Calderon
  • 10:55-11:35 a.m., How the spread of Varroa is changing the viral landscape across Hawai‘i, Dr. S.J. Martin
  • 11:40-11:55 a.m., Development and updates on MAQS, Mr. D. VanderDussen
Pollinator Conservation
  • 1:10-1:45 p.m., Pollen usage in Hawaiian Hylaeus and the maintenance of native ecosystems, Dr. K. Magnacca
  • 1:50- 2:25 p.m., Beekeeping and stingless bees in Yucatan, Mexico, Dr. L. Medina
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m., Development of sustainable beekeeping in Costa Rica: Training project for women working with Africanized bees, Dr. R. Calderon
  • 3:05-3: 20 p.m., Learning in honeybees, Dr. P. Couvillon
  • 3: 25-3:50 p.m., Treatment options for Varroa control and extension work by the UH Honeybee Project, Dr. E. Villalobos