3 UH-Hilo students awarded scholarships
Three students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo were awarded the Adopt-A-Beehive with Alan Wong Scholarship at the third-annual Bee-coming Sustainable event March 8 at the UH-Hilo Farm Laboratory in Panaewa.
The program is a collaborative partnership with Wong and UH-Hilo to bring greater awareness to the importance of honey bees and support the educational beekeeping activities at UH-Hilo.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Stephen Zilch, Kawehi Lopez and Kirsti Vedenoja.
Chancellor Don Straney and Nicole Ng, marketing director for Wong, presented the recipients with a check for $1,000 each.
The event also showcased the advanced beekeeping students, who presented walking tours through Mapuhonehone, the bee garden, van tours to the apiaries, educational demonstrations and displays of honey extraction, honey sampling, frames, and a live observation hive.
In addition, Wong’s staff treated adopters to food samplings made with honey, such as pizza, pulled-pork sliders, ice cream and salad dressing with Hawaii Community College-grown greens.
To learn more about the program, visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/adoptabeehive.
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