COVID-19 RESPONSE: We continue fulfilling online orders daily and our Captain Cook physical store will also be offering curb-side pickup (check back again soon). Our Beekeeping Tour and museum operation will be opening at reduced capacity on June 19, 2020. Learn more

Beekeeping Tours

Traveling to the Island of Hawaii? Check out the Hilton Waikoloa Village or the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. Guests staying at any Hilton hotel will enjoy a 50% discount on our farm tour.

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.

SPECIAL HILTON GUEST PRICING: Adults 19 and over $10; with Hawai‘i ID $7.50; Children (uner 13) - $4.

If you're visiting without a reservation, simply show your Hilton guest room card.

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

Click here to watch a video of the drive to our farm.

PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS ABOVE OR GOOGLE MAPS. DO NOT FOLLOW GPS INSTRUCTIONS.

Attention School Groups! We would love to offer you a complimentary tour. Please contact us at 808-328-1315 or tours@bigislandbees.com to book your tour.

Reserve our space for a private tour or event. Please contact us at 808-328-1315 or tours@bigislandbees.com for special arrangements.

Our Crew

Lisa

Lisa is our store manager and has been a commercial beekeeper for over ten years. She is very enthusiastic about introducing visitors to the world of bees and looks forward to addressing your many questions.

Tricia

From the moment Tricia began keeping bees, it was love at first sting. She also has a passion for Apitherapy – using all products of the hive for beneficial health. Wanting to know all she can about our bee friends, Tricia is a currently a student of the University of Montana’s Master Beekeeping Program.

Joe

Our Assistant Bee Docent, Joe, has a BS in Zoology, and has extensive knowledge about entomology and arthropods of the Big Island.