Join our beekeeper for a free, fun and educational exploration about bees, beekeeping, and honey, where from behind a safe, screened viewing area, you can view an open beehive demonstration with our bees. Explore actual hives and learn where the queen resides, how the hive is organized, and what makes bees so special and interesting. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Afterward, visit our museum to view tools, pictures, and displays to learn about the history of beekeeping and honey production. And, enjoy free sampling of our delicious, raw, single-floral, organic honeys while you explore.
Tour Schedule: Mon-Fri 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm & Sat. 10 am and 12 pm or call for special arrangements. Duration is about 30 minutes. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by clicking the "book a tour" button below.Book A Beekeeping Tour
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.