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Topic of meeting in Kona is the Verroa Mite


The next meeting of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers will be held on Monday Dec. 21th at the University of Hawaii experiment Station in Kainaliu across from Aloha Theater. The meeting is held from 7 to 9 and non-members are welcome to attend.

The meeting will feature talks from L. Mike Klungness of the Univ. of Hawaii PEPS and a guest from the Big Island Beekeepers who will look at the bees impact on the fruit industry and Verroa Mite control.

There will be short presentations on:
1. Importance of Honey Bee pollination in essential crops.
2. Decline in pollination effectiveness due to high mortality rates in Honey
bee colonies, especially feral colonies.
3. Professional bee management for pollination services.
4. The option of Pesticide or Pesticide free Honey Bee colonies.

For more information contact:

Brian Lievens
President West Hawaii Chapter

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