Join our beekeeper for a fun and educational exploration about bees, beekeeping, and honey. During this open beehive demonstration, you will explore an actual hive and learn where the queen resides, how honey is made, and what makes bees so special and interesting, all from behind a safe, screened area.
Tour duration is about 1 hour and includes a video of our beekeeping operation, an open beehive demonstration and a free sampling of our raw, organic honeys and specialty honey products.
Afterward, visit our museum to view tools, pictures, and displays to learn about the history of beekeeping and honey production.
Tour Schedule: Mon-Fri 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. Saturday 10 am and 12 pm.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot by clicking the booking button on the left or call 808-328-1315.
Tour Pricing: Adults 19 and over $10; with Hawai‘i ID $8; Youth 18 to 9- $8; Children under 9 are free.
Please note, our tours are open to people of all ages and is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Both the indoor and outdoor portion of the tour is under cover. Minimal walking is required.
To get here, take Napoopoo Road off Highway 11, immediately south of mile marker 111. Keep bearing right on Napoopoo Road, following signs to Kealakekua Bay. Turn right at Big Island Bees sign immediately past Hawaiian Host Macadamia Factory and Kealakekua Estates (Meli Road). Follow winding lane 2/10 mile and turn right at our gate, where you will find a parking lot in the front. 82-1140 Meli Rd , Captain Cook, HI 96704
Please use directions above or google maps. Do not follow GPS instructions.
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Jillian will be your host when you arrive. With a rich and varied background in farming, agricultural science (BS in Agricultural Science and Technology), and cooking, she is passionate about the entire food system, from seed to table.
Our Bee Docent, Laryssa, was enthralled with bees at a young age in her native Philadelphia where she had a rooftop apiary. Her enthusiasm for these marvelous creatures has only increased while working with them on the Big Island.
Our Assistant Bee Docent, Joe, has a BS in Zoology, and has extensive knowledge about entomology and arthropods of the Big Island.
Our Assistant Bee Docent, Anissa, is an avid student of agriculture and Hawaiian culture. Her passion to cook with foods from her garden inspired her to keep bees. During her tours, Anissa enjoys incorporating facts about Hawaiian culture.