Umm… Waitress… There is a Worm in My Meal!

Well I’m not trying to harm this restaurant in any way… and I’ve actually really enjoyed their food up until tonight’s incident… I just thought I would say what happened.

My family ordered take-out food from Kaleo’s restaurant in Pahoa tonight.  I ordered the prime rib special, my wife ordered the lobster pasta special and my son ordered kalbi.

Everything was going along just fine until my wife noticed something in her carton!

Look Closely!

Upon closer review… it was a worm in her food container!

A worm!!!

My wife was completely disgusted and so was I.   You never know what type of diseases these worms can carry!

I took the food back to Kaleo’s since I live just around the corner from the place and showed the worm to the waitress that served me and thankfully they offered me a full refund on my meal.

The damage has been done… my mind is disgusted and I’m sure my wife is even more disgusted.

Kaleo’s… won’t be going there again!

Hawaii No. 1 in U.S. for Well-Being

Media Release:

Hawaii had the highest wellbeing among states in 2010 with a Well-Being Index score of 71.0. Wyoming, North Dakota, and Alaska are also among the 10 states with the highest overall wellbeing scores. West Virginia had the lowest wellbeing with a score of 61.7. The Southern states of Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama round out the states with the five lowest wellbeing scores.

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These state-level data are based on daily surveys conducted from January through December 2010. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, where a score of 100 represents ideal wellbeing. Well-Being Index scores among states vary by a narrow range of 9.3 points. The Well-Being Index score for the nation was 66.8 in 2010.

Full story here: Hawaii No. 1 in U.S. for Wellbeing, and West Virginia last

Big Island Beekeepers Association Plans Expo to Tackle Small Hive Beetles

Media Release:

The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) may be tiny but it has wreaked havoc in Hawaii.

Federal agricultural experts currently in Hawaii are finding the insect attacking bee colonies here in quantities hundreds of times greater than they’ve seen elsewhere. To help beekeepers save Hawaii’s bees from decimation by the SHB, the Big Island Beekeepers Association will conduct a free SHB Trap and Equipment Expo on Tuesday, March 15 in Hilo.

Members of the Big Island Beekeepers Association remove a hive from my house!

“The Expo is one part of the BIBA plan to encourage beekeepers to plan for recovery,” BIBA President Cary Dizon said. “2010 was a terrible year. To recover, we must bring our SHB problem under control.” She said the use of SHB traps seems to be the best option for eliminating the pests. “Many beekeepers are working on ingenious solutions.”

Dizon is asking beekeepers to bring samples of their traps or other devices with which they have had success in eliminating the beetles to the expo and to share their experiences with other beekeepers there. Dizon asked for those who must leave their traps or equipment in place to bring pictures or diagrams to aid the communal effort to get control of the Big Island’s SHB infestation. She added the SHB is now a primary bee problem in Hawaii while it is a secondary bee problem in the rest of the U.S.

All beekeepers, hobbyists and commercial as well as those wanting to get started in beekeeping, are invited to the expo which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Komohana Agricultural Research and Extension Service Building, 875 Komohana St. in Hilo. In addition to sharing tactics for getting the SHB under control, the expo will provide the opportunity for beekeepers to network and partner up for bulk purchase of beekeeping equipment. Participants may also bring other new beekeeping equipment to demonstrate or sell at the expo.

The formation of a “Survivor Queen Exchange Group” is another goal of the gathering of beekeepers at the SHB expo.

For more information, contact Dizon at 966-7421.