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2018 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

 

Formal Judging:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

2nd place   Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook

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

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place     Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi & Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College, Lihue

2nd place    Malcolm Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees, Honolulu

3rd place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Erhard Autrata, Hawaiian Raw Honey, Kea’au

3rd place    Erhard Autrata, Hawaiian Raw Honey, Kea’au

 

Solid Honey Category

 

1st place     Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

2nd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Midori Muranaka, Kula Wai Apiary, Hilo

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

 

1st place    Eli Isele, Mayes Apiaries LLC, Hilo

2nd place   Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place    Munē Morichika, Hualalai Bee LLC, Kailua Kona

2nd place   Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms, Kapa’a

3rd place    Malcolm Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees, Honolulu

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown

2nd place   Jim Klyman & Carey Yost, Kea’au

3rd place    Kelly & Michael McCoy, Makawao 

 

Solid Honey Category

 

1st place    Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

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

3rd place    Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Devin Magallanes, Kurtistown 

2nd place   Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo

3rd place    Joyce Takahashi, Miki Macs, LLC, Lihue