2019 Hawaiian Honey Challenge Winners

Congratulations!!

Formal Judging:

Light Honey Category

1st place - Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au
2nd place - Ned Burns, Alii Bee Company, Captain Cook
3rd place - Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

Medium Honey Category

1st place - Jim & Linda Wake!eld, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa
2nd place - Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monatery, Mountain View
3rd place - Malcom Yorkston, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC, Honolulu

Dark Honey Category

1st place - Vanessa Houle, Kea’au
2nd place - Harry Holm, Big ‘Āina Bees, Pāpa’ikou
3rd place - Robert Forbes, Robot Farms, Honomu

Solid Honey Category

1st place - Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa
2nd place - Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo
3rd place - Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View

Comb Category

1st place - Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (Kaua'i CC), Lihue
2nd place - Jim & Linda Wake!eld, Puna Bear Honey, Pahoa
3rd place - Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au 

People’s Choice:

Light Honey Category

1st place - Annie Stiefel, Whale and Bee Hawaii Honey, Pahoa
2nd place - Iris Carter, Hilo
3rd place - Brittany Anderson, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Hilo

Medium Honey Category

1st place - Ned Selfe, Howzit Honey, Kalaheo
2nd place - Bruce Wilkinson, Waialua
3rd place - Larry Reiss, Kurtistown Callie Matulonis, Lava Bees, Pahoa Erik Belcher, Aina Meli, Hilo Vanessa Houle, Kea’au

Dark Honey Category

1st place - Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms, Kapaa
2nd place - Iris Carter, Hilo
3rd place - Joyce Takahashi, Miki Macs, LLC, Lihue

Solid Honey Category

1st place - Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery, Mountain View
2nd place - Ron Hanson & Peggy Beckett, The Honey Bee Company, Hilo
3rd place - Shawn Harris, Wao Kele Honey, Kea’au

Comb Category
1st place - Joshua McInnis, Mountain View
2nd place - Georgeanne Purvinis, Francis Takahashi, Alan Spencer, Kauai Community College (Kaua'i CC), Lihue
3rd place - Carey Yost, Jim & Carey’s Happy Bees, Kea’au