Kalani Permaculture Series: Value Added Products from the Hive with Jen Rasmussen

Kalani Permaculture Series: Value Added Products from the Hive with Jen Rasmussen

Event Info:

  • Jun 24, 2017
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • $35 Guests, $30 Kama'aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers


Honeybees build their hives by making wax combs made of hexagonal cells to store their brood, honey, pollen, and nectar in.  Honey, pollen, nectar, propolis, and beeswax  are harvested during hive maintenance.  These products may be used to create many other useful and delicious creations.

If you would like to make your own candles, salves, lip balms, tinctures, and much more join us on June 24th to learn how!

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.

For more information about treatment-free honey bee care check out www.paradisenectar.com and like the Paradise Nectar Apiaries Facebook page.

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

Admission: $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.