2019 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

Formal Judging:

 

Light Honey Category

1st place    Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au

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

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

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

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

3rd place    Malcom Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC, Honolulu

 

Dark Honey Category

1st place    Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

2nd place    Harry Holm, Big ‘Āina Bees, Pāpa’ikou

3rd place    Robert Forbes, Robot Farms, Honomu

        

Solid Honey Category

1st place    Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa

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

3rd place    Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

Comb Category

1st place    Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (KCC), Lihue

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

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

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

1st place    Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa

2nd place    Iris Carter, Hilo

3rd place    Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

 

Medium Honey Category

 

1st place    Ned Selfe & Lisa Johnshoy Prinzing, Howzit Honey, Kalaheo

2nd place    Bruce Wilkinson, Waialua

3rd place    Larry Reiss, Kurtistown

                  Callie Matulonis, Lava Bees, Pahoa

                  Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo

                  Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

 

Dark Honey Category

 

1st place    Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms, Kapaa

2nd place    Iris Carter, Hilo

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

 

Solid Honey Category

 

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

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

3rd place    Shawn Harris, Wao Kele Honey, Kea’au

 

Comb Category

 

1st place    Joshua McInnis, Mountain View

2nd place    Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (KCC), Lihue

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

BIBA would like to thank all those that have supported the Hawaiian Honey Challenge. Mahalo.

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