To raise awareness of the plight of the honey bee, Michael M. Kliks of Manoa Honey Company hosted “Derived from the Hive,” a honey-themed dinner at 12th Avenue Grill. Monday’s dinner was part of a month-long event to raise money for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Manoa’s Bee Project and UH-Hilo’s Adopt-a-Hive program.
As Hawaii’s farm-to-table movement becomes more mainstream, it’s important to understand that the health of local honeybee hives are integral to sustaining the agricultural industry. Kliks has made it his goal to educate people about the diversity of available honey, as well as the many threats bee hives face, including Varroa mites and colony collapse disorder.
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Dessert was a classic pineapple upside-down cake, but what everyone loved was Pele's Gold's honey ice cream, which had a wonderful honey flavor without being overly sweet. This was to harken back to 2008, when Haagen Dazs bought several hundred gallons of Ohi'a Lehua honey to make a special run of Reserve Hawaiian Lehua & Sweet Cream ice cream.
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