Big Island Beekeepers Association (BIBA) January Monthly Meeting
This month, we will be hosting the Hawaii Department of Agriculture for an overview and update on the Christmas Berry bio-control project. They’ll also provide a history of the plant in Hawaii, its importance to the beekeeping community, information on the thrips insect, and how trials in other parts of the world are going. The introduction of the Pseudophilothrips ichini thrips was proposed as a means of curbing the growth of the invasive Christmas Berry plant. Testing for host specificity in Hawaii is complete and an Environmental Assessment is in progress. Read more about the topic here:
Please come with your questions as there will be time after the presentation to discuss!
Join us at 6pm, presentations and discussions to start by 6:15pm Hawaii Time.
- Event Area: East Hawaiʻi, South Hawaiʻi, West Hawaiʻi, North Hawaiʻi