Monthly Archives: April 2012

Honey Bee Health and Pollination Security in Hawaii Class on 4/20/2012

BEI Hawaii has announced an upcoming class on honey bee health and security in Hawaii. This educational class being sponsored by BEI Hawaii is open to all growers.


Honey Bee Health and Pollination Security in Hawaii

Danielle Downey, State Apiarist, HDOA

Friday, April 20, 2012


Waimea Civic Center Conference Room

67-5189 Kamamalu Road

Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

(next to the Waimea Police Station)


RUP Certified Applicators: Continuing education unit (CEU) to applicators is pending approval for this class by the HDOA.


RSVP: If you are planning to attend (or have questions), please contact Sanya at BEI Hawaii to reserve your spot:

Sanya Lawrence, BEI Hawaii
(808)933-7805 work
(808)640-5406 cell



Honey Bee Health and Pollination Security in Hawaii


Beekeeping in Hawaii              

  • History, current state of industry                                 10 min
  • Current Health Challenges                                             10 min
    • Varroa mite, Small Hive Beetle, Nosema
  • Pollination                                                                           15 min
    • Pollinator Diversity          
    • Providing bee habitat
    • Protecting pollinators from pesticides
  • Securing pollination for your crops                             15 min
    • Keeping bees
    • Contracting with a beekeeper



“Pesticide Risk Reduction Education” short course for Oahu (Pearl City)

“Pesticide Risk Reduction Education” short course for: * Oahu (Pearl City)
*May 21-23, 2012 (2.5 days) * Registration deadline: May 7
* Fee for registration: $100 / person
* Fee for study packet (if you need one): $35 / packet.

Please refer inquiries to me , 808-956-6007  and/or to this webpage:

Charles Nagamine

Pesticide Risk Reduction Education

Cooperative Extension Service
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawaii at Manoa

New Employee Rights Posting Requirements for April 30, 2012

This new NLRA posting regulation applies to all private-sector employers who fall within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  The poster is available free from their web-site. 

Employees, exporters, non-profits…You may be subject to these regulations…You do not have to have 100 employees or be part of a union for these rules to apply…The Board has statutory jurisdiction over private sector employers whose activity in interstate commerce exceeds a minimal level. Over the years, it has established standards for asserting jurisdiction, which are described below. As a practical matter, the Board’s jurisdiction is very broad and covers the great majority of non-government employers with a workplace in the United States, including non-profits, employee-owned businesses, labor organizations, non-union businesses, and businesses in states with “Right to Work” laws.

See their Frequently asked questions page for details.  

The poster is available free of charge, you can order it or print your own, visit their web page and order your poster now.

The following employers are excluded from NLRB jurisdiction by statute or regulation:

  • Federal, state and local governments, including public schools, libraries, and parks, Federal Reserve banks, and wholly-owned government corporations.
  • Employers who employ only agricultural laborers, those engaged in farming operations that cultivate or harvest agricultural commodities or prepare commodities for delivery.
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