When you visit our museum and tasting room in Hawaii, you will enter the world of bees and beekeeping. Take a tour and explore actual hives with our beekeeper to learn where the queen resides, how the hive is organized, and what makes bees so special and interesting.
You will also 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.
Free admission, weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, with no reservations required. View beekeeping artifacts, learn about the history of beekeeping, and taste Hawaiian honey at our sampling station.
We also offer a free Beekeeping Tour Monday–Friday at 10 am, 12pm and 2 pm and at 10am and 12pm on Saturday (weather permitting). You can explore actual hives with our beekeeper and learn where the queen resides, how the hive is organized, and what makes bees so special and interesting. Find tour info here. It is strongly recommended that you book a tour in advance to guarantee a spot.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Make a day of it when you come to Big Island Bees by visiting some of the other notable sites nearby. These include Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook first stepped foot onto the island of Hawaii, an ancient heiau (temple), Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, the Greenwell Kona Coffee Farms, and Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden.
Tours: Monday–Friday at 10 am, 12pm and 2 pm and at 10am and 12pm on Saturday (by appointment) or call for special arrangements / Museum & Tasting Room open daily Monday–Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
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. Please use above directions or Google maps to find the farm. Do not use GPS.
82-1140 Meli Rd , Captain Cook, HI 96704