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2017 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

 

Formal Judging:

 

Light Honey Category

 

1st place      Larry Reiss, Parsantha Apiary, Kurtistown

2nd place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

3rd place     Eli Isele, Mayes Apiaries LLC, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place      Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook

2nd place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

3rd place     Carey Yost & Jim Klyman, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place     Cassandra Pensa, Bee Ohana, Pahoa

2nd place    John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

3rd place     Michael & Kelly McCoy, Makawao

 

Solid Honey Category

1st place      Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

2nd place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View 

3rd place     Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

Comb Category

1st place     Devin Magallanes, Island Princess, Kurtistown

2nd place   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Cassandra Pensa, Bee Ohana, Pahoa

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place     Callie Matulonis, Lava Bees, Pahoa

2nd place   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Hilo

                   Elaine Partlow, Tropical Gold Honey, Pahoa

                   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place     Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

2nd place   Georgia Putman, Polestar Gardens, Pahoa

                   Larry Reiss, Parsantha Apiary, Kurtistown

                   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

3rd place    Carey Yost & Jim Klyman, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place     John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

2nd place   Jim & Linda Wakefield, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa

3rd place    Michael & Kelly McCoy, Makawao

Solid Honey Category

1st place     John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

2nd place   Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

3rd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

Comb Category

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Island Princess, Kurtistown

2nd place   Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

                   John Pascual, Hawaii Guerrilla Apiaries, Mountain View

                   Ron Hanson, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place   Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo