2012 News Releases

NR12-06 – April 4, 2012 Tests Negative for Rabies HONOLULU – A live bat was found near the interisland terminal at Honolulu International Airport on Monday afternoon (4/2). Airport security personnel saw a man playing with the bat and tossing it in the air outside of the lobby near Baggage Claim B. The bat was ...
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NR12-05 March 16, 2012 National Program Collecting Bee Data in Hawaii HONOLULU – The public is invited to an informational meeting on the current status of honeybees in Hawaii on Friday, March 23rd at the Maui Community College, Ka Lama 103 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will feature Michael Andree of the Bee Informed Partnership ...
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NR12-04 – February 24, 2012 Rules Established to Prevent Spread of Coffee Pest HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has established permanent rules that require permits, treatments and inspections in order to transport unroasted coffee beans and other coffee-related materials from Hawaii Island to other islands to prevent the spread of the coffee ...
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Governor Abercrombie announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue disaster assistance programs for Hawaii Island farmers and ranchers who are still struggling with the effects of volcanic emissions. USDA has provided aid under its disaster program since 2008. To view the Governor’s news release, click here.

NR12-03 – February 10, 2012 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Apiary Program is hosting a bee specialist from Florida who will give a series of free public talks in Kona, Hilo, Lihue and Honolulu beginning next week.The meetings will feature Dr. Jamie Ellis, apiculture extension specialist with the University of Florida, who has ...
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NR12-01 – January 25, 2012 HONOLULU – A two-foot-long snake was weed-whacked to death this morning near the airport area around Nimitz Highway and Valkenburg Ave. A landscaping crew from Island Landscaping was cutting grass along the on-ramp to the freeway at about 8:45 a.m. when the snake was injured by the weed-whacker. The snake ...
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NR12-02 – January 25, 2012 HONOLULU – An illegal ferret was captured early Sunday morning (1/22/12) in the parking lot of Coqui’s Hideaway Restaurant & Sports Bar in Hilo. Around 1:00 a.m., a resident saw the ferret emerge from a parked moped and captured the animal. The animal was turned in to Hawaii Island Humane ...
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