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Taste of JASH: Mānoa Honey & Mead

On January 13, 2022, our first program of the new year was the third installment in our Taste of JASH: Nomu Edition virtual pau hana series, this time featuring Yuki Uzuhashi, owner of Mānoa Honey & Mead in Wahiawa. This program was moderated by JASH Nex Gen-er Gina Maeda.

Joining us live from his Honey House & Meadery in Wahiawa, Yuki shared all about his own beekeeping journey, and how he and his team manage multiple hives in various locations around Oahu. Yuki was a fantastic teacher as he responded to our audience’s curiosity about the ins and outs of bees and honey, illustrating his talk with photos of apiaries collected from his travels around the world.

For the virtual tasting, Yuki and Gina discussed the differences in notes between Mānoa Mead’s various flavors like their Hawaiian Fruit Punch (recommended for fans of rosé) and their Pineapple Sour (good for fans of drier wines). Although mead can often be syrupy and honey-forward, Yuki shared how he has adapted his mead to be light, sparkling, and fruity so as to better match our warm island weather.

If you missed the program, you may watch the recording on our JASH YouTube by clicking HERE. To learn more about Mānoa Honey & Mead, order their products, or book a tasting at their Wahiawa Honey House & Meadery, visit

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