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Michael Kliks

The Hawai‘i Beekeepers’ Association president says beekeeping in Hawaii is fraught with obstacles

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2012

~~<p>Michael Kliks is upset about how little government has done to help local beekeepers during their recent hard times due to so-called colony-collapse disorder.</p>
<p>The president of the Hawai&lsquo;i Beekeepers&rsquo; Association admits the concept is vague, but says it&rsquo;s undeniable that bee hives in Hawaii have been under stress due to various factors, and lack of government aid has led to many of Hawaii&rsquo;s beekeepers to quit the trade. Another problem has been disappearing farm lands locally and the rise of growers who discourage pollination of their crops entirely.</p>
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Michael Kliks is upset about how little government has done to help local beekeepers during their recent hard times due to so-called colony-collapse disorder.

The president of the Hawai‘i Beekeepers’ Association admits the concept is vague, but says it’s undeniable that bee hives in Hawaii have been under stress due to various factors, and lack of government aid has led to many of Hawaii’s beekeepers to quit the trade. Another problem has been disappearing farm lands locally and the rise of growers who discourage pollination of their crops entirely. Login for more...



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