In honor of Honey Bee Day, 2013.

[Found under: “BITS OF NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Honey in the mountains.—There are a lot of honey bees in the mountains of Oahu nei. We see all the time buckets full of honey that is gotten in the uplands of Manoa and Kalihi by the haole man, Okamu. It is said that it is abundant in the cliffs of the Koolau. Friends, do try tasting this thing called honey; it is very good with bread.

[It seems today is Honey Bee Day. There are many articles dealing with bees and honey from early on in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. I posted some earlier and they should be easily found by doing a search on the top of the right-hand column…

Also, if you are lucky enough to be on Kauai today, according to the Garden Isle Press, there are fun and educational activities being put on by the Kauai Beekeepers’ Association at Kauai Community College! Go check it out!!]

(Kuokoa, 11/25/1865, p. 2)

Meli o ka nahele.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 25, 1865.