Big Island Bees

Phone (808) 328-1315
5 stars from 5 reviews
Address 82-1140 Meli Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704

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• General: Cost: Paid • Tours: Farm / Garden
• Tours: Guided

Beth Anderson's Take
Big Island Bees provides beekeeping and honey tours and sells honey made from their own bees.
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Dave
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 237
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We just got back from the tour. Very interesting! He walked us through what each bee does and how honey is made. I learned a lot from this tour. Then we went into the gift shop and tried different types of honey. The different types of honey depends on what type of flowers the bee goes to. Of course we bought several different types of honey to take home.
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Lani
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 168
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We went on a tour at the Big Island Bees because our friends said it was a must see while visiting the Big Island. They were right. We got to see the beekeeper who showed us the beehives and explained how their different flavored honeys are made. I didn't know that the different flavors come from where they put the beehives during flower blooming season. The Macadamia Nut Blossom Honey is produced when they put the beehives in the macadamia nut farm while the flowers are blooming. That's why they are seasonal. It makes total sense now that I know about it.

After that we visited the store to taste free sampling of different flavors. My favorite is the Hawaiian Honey Coffee Caramel. I used to spread it on a toast and now I skip the bread altogether and get a spoonful of honey and lick it like a lollipop. It's so ono. It helps with the cravings for sweets and it's healthy, I think. The Hawaiian Honey Mustard is super tasty too.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Located a bit off the beaten path in a semi-residential area is Big Island Bees. Upon arrival, we noticed a small tour happening in a screened area off to the left of the main building. An informative beekeeper was sharing stories about these little honey producers. She showed us the hives and honey combs up close (well, on the other side of the protective screen).

After the beehive presentation, we entered a large building with a myriad of different bee products. The staff gave us samples, and were very friendly. We bought a few jars for ourselves and as Christmas gifts. A mellow little side excursion for picking up gifts and learning a bit about these busy bees.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 383
Likes Received: 14
I love the variety of products that they offer here! The Ohia Lehua honey is my favorite and every year I look forward to when it arrives at Costco. We got the Hawaiian Honey Coffee Caramel and the Hawaiian Honey Mustard. The caramel is amazing! Good enough to eat straight out of the jar, or on top of vanilla ice cream. The mustard is so good too. Any product they produce is of the highest quality.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 108
The Hawaiian Honey Coffee Caramel (now that's a mouthful) is incredibly delicious. I'm not even a coffee fan but it has a perfect coffee flavor with tons of caramel flavor. I'm sure you could put it on something but I suggest just dipping a teaspoon in an eating it like a candy.
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