Big Island Bees, Captain Cook

In 1971, our family started keeping bees in Hawaii. While maintaining our artisanal standards, the apiaries have grown from just a few hives in the early ‘70s, to 3,800 hives and 190,000,000 bees today. Our mission is simple: Provide the finest single-floral, artisanal honey anywhere!

Join our beekeeper for a 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. Farm tours are available at 10am, 12pm and 2pm Monday to Friday and 10am and 12pm on Saturday. Reservations are strongly recommended for the beekeeping tours. Sign up at bigislandbees.com!

Don't forget to visit the museum! From 10am-4pm, and Saturday from 10am-2pm, you can sample our honeys and learn about bees, beekeeping and honey from our displays and photos. Museum admission is free. No reservations required for the museum.
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  • This is a great experience, and well worth the time. Joe is enthusiastic, friendly, and a great guide. Seeing the bees up close was incredible (you are behind a screen, so no stings). We also enjoyed ...  more »
  • Fun and an awesome experience learning with your kids. It is about an hour; 10 min intro in the store, 10 min video presentation, and 30 mins watching an enthusiastic guy in a bee mask giving his less...  more »
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  • Amazing little local place with a well stocked gift shop and informative tour. The guy working the shop gave a quick hit list of his top things to see and do around the whole island and sketched it all out on a map. Besides the tour the shop has a mini museum of bee keeping history that you can check out. The whole place is located in the best spot in South Kona and their honey is the best we've ever had. Our favorite of theirs in the vanilla infused!
  • Very nice setup and friendly staff that took the time to explain their product. They also ship directly from the store! Updated: Just received my shipped purchases....the honey taste even better on your homemade breads! Excellent product!

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