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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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Fun & informative hour - recommended

My wife and I loved the tour. The guide (forgot his name - dude with a beard) has a great sense of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Max10024
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Awesome experience!

We had a great time learning all about bees and honey! Very informative! Chance to taste test the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
R T
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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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“queen bee” (8 reviews)
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82-1140 Meli Rd Ste 102, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8121
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I loved the tour. The guide (forgot his name - dude with a beard) has a great sense of humor and kept us laughing as we learned all kinds of fascinating things about bees. *** IMPORTANT NOTE: They only have tours 3...More

Thank Max10024
Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time learning all about bees and honey! Very informative! Chance to taste test the honey and snacks! Highly recommended!

Thank R T
Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, RT, 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my family's 3rd time visiting in the past 4 months. I take family every time they come. A short video that is full of interesting bee facts and history of the farm. The bees are kept a short distance away, so there isn't...More

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

Aloha, Becky, and thank you for visiting again and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We are really delighted to hear you are a return visitor and that your kids enjoy the tour. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great tour and well worth the small admission price. Jillian and Joe are extremely knowledgeable about all things bees.More

Thank Jay1524
Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Jay, 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner gave us a few honey samples to taste and also had a large wooden frame full of bees to look at. She was full of interesting information about the bees and the honey and clearly is passionate about the subject. Three of the...More

Thank Cassie W
Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Cassie, 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Big Island Bees a little bit unsure of what we were getting into, but I'm so glad we visited! We did some honey tasting to begin. You might think that all honey tastes the same, but not so! Big Island Bees produces...More

Thank dik426
Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, dik426, 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend time! We learned a lot, and the honey we got to taste was divine. The staff were a teensy bit sassy, however.

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

Aloha,Traveler_Matthew , and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes you are looking for something off the beaten path that is different and interesting. This is it! Really enjoyed the tour and the honey was fantastic, we brought some home! We would highly recommend you visit Big Island Bees.More

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

Aloha,Carmeljill, and thank you for visiting and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We are glad you found us, and hope you enjoy the honey when you get back home. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ohia Lehua Blossom Honey is the best. We had an awesome tour and demo with live bees in a hivebox.The guide was very knowledgeable.

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

Aloha,Kerwin , 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

last year we brought our granddaughter who only told us as we were parking the car that she was terrified of bees. She was fascinated by the tour and she left her fears behind. This year we went back to buy more of their chili...More

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

Aloha, joheydon, and thank you for visiting again and taking time to write such a wonderful review. We love hearing that your granddaughter lost her fear of bees as a result of her visit. That means a lot to us! We hope you will visit...More

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