Sunday, May 12, 2013

Be there for Bee Health

An email from Danielle Downey on a meeting at the college about Bee Health and The Hawaii Apiary Program.
Being based in Halo, it's a great chance for Maui people to talk story and hear her Manao.

"Aloha Honey Bee friends!
The Hawaii Apiary Program is hosting expert collaborators to improve honey bee health in Hawaii. Please join us to hear about this work, there will be a public presentation this Tuesday at Maui Community College, 5pm in Ka Lama 103.

Hawaii Apiary Specialist Danielle Downey will describe Hawaii Department of Agriculture's project with resistant stock, and introduce collaborating researcher Dr. Bob Danka, whose work has produced Varroa resistant stock, including the stock being evaluated in Hawaii. Dr. Danka is a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Research Lab in Baton Rouge, he has studied Africanized Bees, honey bee pollination factors, and breeding bees with better pest and disease resistance, working with the industry to transfer this technology to beekeepers. 
Tom and Suki Glenn, of Glenn Apiaries, are also cooperators in this project with Hawaii Department of Agriculture and will be present for discussion. 

Read more about the work of Dr. Bob Danka:

Read more about the work of Glenn Apiaries:

Read more about the VSH bee, which is being evaluated and maintained to help Hawaii's beekeeping industry:

We hope you can join us, and please help spread the word. 
Danielle Downey

Danielle Downey
Apiculture Specialist
Hawaii Department of Agriculture/
UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
16 E. Lanikaula St.
Hilo, HI  96720
808 936 5483"

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Moving Sale Maui Kahului, Almost Anything


43 years of tools/ hardware, furniture, dressers, refrigerator, stove, cabinets, 15 speed bike. All goes today. Or to Non-Profits Monday.

Even 55 gallon plastic barrels, plants and left over aquaponic systems. (No Fish) Green house with 2x6 & 2x4 with shade cloth and screwed together with metal brackets. Disassembly required but probably less than an hour. Rubber maid 40 gallon tank and 100 gallon Rubbermaid fishtank with cover.

Ryobi Portable Planer AP1301 S/N BA074443535
Dremel 18" Variable Speed Scroll Saw Model 1800 s/n 48804 1899
Ridgid FlipTop portable work support
Craftsman 10" Table Saw Model 137.218250. s/n RCW4163
Rockwell Drill Press series 11-100 s/n FH-7007
Makita Chop Saw Model 2414. s/n?
Ryobi Hand Router Model R161. s/n 874270 0142
Bostitch Indusrial High Power Round Head Framing Nailer Model N88RH
Craftsman Medium Duty Impact Hammer (air) Dremel MultiPro hand tool with accessory kit
Dewalt heavy duty hand sander DW412
Remmington power fastener & .22caliber loads
SnapOn Ct30 battery powered impact wrench
Columbian Router bits Dremel High Speed Rotary Saw
Craftsman Saber Saw
Tradesman 18 guage 1-1/4" Brad Nailer
Black & Decker Mouse Sander
Skilsaw HD77 Worm Drive Saw
Tile Saw and various accessories
Campbell Hausfeld compressor 13 gallons 125 PSI Max
2 head outdoor Halogen lights on stand
1 head halogen work light
Power Star 1200 watt 2 stroke generator

Todays The Day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Listen to the Na'au. The Brain is just there to distract you.

Our Lima (Hands) use it, the Maka (Eyes) often relies on it, the Ihu (nose) is influenced by it, the Pepeiao (Ears) too often believe it, the Waha (Mouth) becomes to Nui (Big) and repeats what it saying and the Opu (stomach), well it often listens to it more than it should.

Our Brain can seem to be the center that all parts of us listen to. Yet it is the Na'au (Mind/Heart) that really speaks the truth.

When we listen only to our Brains. When we believe we have control. When we believe how our Brain interprets our senses, we are in many cases ignoring our Na'au.

If the feeling you get in the center of your gut is uneasy when your Brain is calling the shots, chances are it is not in our best interest.

When the Na'au is calm and feels peaceful while the Brain is working out the details, then is when we are on the right track.

Listening to the Na'au is not easy today, the information we are bombarded with, the advice of others, the cries from everyone that wants us to save them, when they should be listening to their own Na'au are too often used by our Brains to lead us down the wrong path or to satisfy our egos, which are just extensions of our Brains.

So listen to your Na'au when the questions and situations of life come calling.