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Duration: 1 hr Rated: Easy. Age: all ages

$30 Adults Ages 18+
$25 Kama’aina Adults Ages 18+ • Must present valid Hawaii State ID
$20 Youth Ages 13-18
$20 Kama’aina Youth Ages 13-18 • Resident
$10 Children Ages 12 and under


Experience the wonders of the beehive with Big Island Bees, where you’ll embark on an immersive journey into the fascinating world of beekeeping. This multi-generational, family-run business has been a leader in organic honey production since the 1970s, tending to over 2,500 hives and 125 million busy bees. During the one-hour tour, you’ll have the unique opportunity to safely observe a live hive from a screened area, discover the intricate process of honey-making, and learn about the different roles within the bee colony. This is a chance to connect with nature and gain a newfound appreciation for the hardworking bees that make it all possible. Get ready to be captivated by the sweet world of Big Island Bees!

As a sweet finale to the tour, guests are invited to indulge in a honey tasting session, sampling the diverse and intense flavors of raw, organic Hawaiian honey. Each variety is a unique reflection of the island’s pristine and rare geography, offering a taste of the island’s natural beauty. The tour is not only an educational experience about beekeeping, but also a celebration of the vital role that bees play in our ecosystem. By supporting Big Island Bees, guests can take part in preserving this crucial element of the natural world and taste the sweet rewards of sustainable beekeeping.🐝🍯

“Connect with nature’s pollinators”.


What can you learn about bees in an hour? A lot! Especially when you explore them in their hive with our experienced beekeepers.

This is what you will see and do:
• A tour and inspection of a live hive with our beekeeper, where you can watch and learn how bees live and forage.
• Free sampling of all our different honey varietals.
• A short video explaining the production of honey from flower to jar.
• Once the tour is over, you are welcome to browse the museum’s artifacts and historical items, and peruse the many unique, locally produced gift items.

Getting Here
We’re located close to the Painted Church, Kealakekua Bay (where Captain Cook first landed on the island), an ancient heiau (temple), Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Greenwell Coffee Farm.