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Molokai Once “Honey Capitol” of the World

July 20, 2016, 9:31 PM HST · Updated July 20, 9:31 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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According to Brenda Kaneshiro of Molokai Meli, Molokai was once the number one honey exporter of the world. In the early 1900’s Molokai Ranch had countless hives. Unfortunately a disease affected the bees and they were nearly all wiped out.

Malika interviews Brenda Kaneshiro on Molokai

Malika interviews Brenda Kaneshiro on Molokai

Today, beekeepers are reviving Molokai’s honey market. Malika Dudley was on Molokai recently and checked in with Brenda of Molokai Meli and Micah Buchanan of Molokai Gold.

Check out the video above for the cute details of how Molokai Meli came about and how you can get your hands on some Molokai Gold.

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Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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