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Big Island Bees

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82-1140 Meli Rd Ste 102, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8121
+1 808-328-1315
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Honey is so much more interesting now

I was just a little curious about honey making but was so glad we stopped at Big Island Bees. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HankChin
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New York City, New York
Fun Place!

We made a wrong turn and ended up here. What a fun little place! The bee keeper/owner is super... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Expand your knowledge of our environment and go on an exploration of bees! TOURS: Join our beekeeper for a fun & educational exploration about bees, beekeeping, & honey. During this open beehive demonstration, you will see a live beehive opened & learn where the queen resides, how honey is made, & what makes bees so special--all from a safe, screened area, Tours are 1 hour & include a video about our beekeeping operation, an open beehive demonstration & a sampling of our raw, organic honeys. Monday-Friday 10am, 12pm, 2pm Saturday 10am & 12pm, FREE for children under 18 *Space is limited* Reserve your spot by calling or go to our website. MUSEUM: Visit our museum & see tools, pictures & displays about beekeeping & honey production. Admission is free! SHOP: Our honey shop is full of beeswax body products, honey, honeycomb, candles, tea, and food products made with our raw honey. Our museum & shop are free and open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4pm & Sat. 10am-2pm. 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.
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“honey tasting” (39 reviews)
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82-1140 Meli Rd Ste 102, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was just a little curious about honey making but was so glad we stopped at Big Island Bees. The two staff members (and their dog) were super friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. They were passionate about their bees and the production of their honey. Their...More

Thank HankChin
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, Hank, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff, especially Jillian and Joe. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a wrong turn and ended up here. What a fun little place! The bee keeper/owner is super friendly and loves talking about her bees. The honey tastes amazing! If you’re in the area, stop by and you will be treated to multiple samples...More

Thank elliotm926
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Elliot, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who doesn’t like honey? We stopped by while passing through and enjoyed our chatty guide who was quite knowledgeable as well as passionate about what they do and how the do their business.

Thank Laurie B
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Laurie, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came away with a whole new appreciation for the amazing work the bees do for us. The tour is very informative and well done. Of course, the honey I purchased is delicious.

Thank rmacias2004
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, rmacias, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a tour here. They have a cute mini museum you can putter around while you wait. For the tour they show you a video while you eat small muffins and drink vanilla coffee with some honey mixed in. They show you some hives...More

Thank Lucy A
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Lucy, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this free experience! Jessica the beekeeper was great and shared great facts with us and shared the hives. We were completely safe behind screens. We got free samples of the honey (which we promptly purchased).

Thank Nina E
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Nina, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff, especially Jillian. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting drive along winding roads near the shoreline just south of Kona. They took us to where the bee hives were and showed us the workings inside the bee hives. Pointed out the honey combs and the way the bees serviced the hives. They truck...More

Thank tradewinds24
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Tradewinds24, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We stopped for the tour and tasting. The tour was just a movie and beekeeper presentation. Not exactly a "tour", but very interesting nonetheless. Be aware that it's presented as "secure", but the area where the beekeeper is only has 3 walls/screens. There is no...More

Thank swearengen
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Swearengen, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. You are correct that It is exceedingly rare that our visitors are stung and we hope your wife has fully...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This tour was worth every penny!! The tour guide was super knowledgeable and passionate!!! It was such a unique experience filled with lealrning and excitement. The tour began with a honey tart and hibiscus tea and ended with honey tasting of the different honey varieties....More

Thank Maria S
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Maria, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We arrived at closing time. Staff stuck around and discussed the honey process. Then then provided a tour of the fruit trees on the property and taste samples of different honeys, mangos, soursop and other fruits. Fun one hour stop. Great for kids

Thank techmgr1
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, techmgr1, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

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arivas2017
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we went as part of a Wasabi tour.
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