Kalani Permaculture Series: Intuitive Honeybee Care with Jen Rasmussen

Kalani Permaculture Series: Intuitive Honeybee Care with Jen Rasmussen

Event Info:

  • Aug 19, 2017
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • $35 Guests, $30 Kama'aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers


This workshop will help you identify the castes of honeybees, the delicious & amazing products they create, and identify the pests & diseases that could harm them. The focus of this workshop is to offer insight into how bees communicate, why & how they do what they do, and how to use preventive care to protect them from harmful pests & diseases. We will be working with top bar hives that have been established at Kalani since August 2015. These hives will demonstrate for us through a hands on learning experience all of their incredible skills and masterful designs.

Jen Rasmussen started learning about bees about eight years ago here on the Big Island.  After a few months working with bees, several pests & diseases made their way to the Big Island.  The learning curve was rough for many bees & their keepers.  Several beekeepers lost their bees and struggled to recover.  At this time Jen Rasmussen began her journey learning how to care for bees with these new pests & diseases without the use of chemical treatments.

Over the years the bees have grown strong and capable of protecting and sustaining their hives.  It may be witnessed at Paradise Nectar Apiaries, even after many losses, the strong bees survive, and create the new hives that will repopulate the apiary.  Jen Rasmussen encourages strong hygienic behavior in the hives and teaches how to provide preventative hive management that will keep the bees healthy and strong.

To learn more about intuitive treatment-free beekeeping visit www.paradisenectar.com and like the Paradise Nectar Apiaries facebook page.

~All proceeds will benefit the bee-keeping efforts at Kalani~

Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
$35 Guests, $30 Kama’aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected]. You may also contact our Guest Services team at 808-965-7828 to register.