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Experience Our Honey Farm And Beekeeping Tour provided by Big Island Bees

Experience Our Honey Farm And Beekeeping Tour

Experience Our Honey Farm And Beekeeping Tour
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About
When you visit our honey farm in Hawaii you will enter the world of bees and beekeeping and gain a unique perspective on this important industry. And if you decide to take our beekeeping tour you'll have a box seat for viewing actual hives from a safe and secure screened area. Our beekeepers are eager to answer all your questions about bees and honey. We also provide free honey samples, and you will gain a much greater appreciation for the difference between raw honey and the honey bears on most grocery shelves.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 121518P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tea and snacks available in addition to honey samples
  • Entry/Admission - Kealakekua Bay
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
45–60 minutes
Departure details
  • 82-1140 Meli Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA Assemble at the museum/store. Written and video directions can be found on our website.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Persons allergic to bee stings should not take the tour but can visit the museum.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tea and snacks available in addition to honey samples
  • Entry/Admission - Kealakekua Bay
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • 82-1140 Meli Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA Assemble at the museum/store. Written and video directions can be found on our website.
Duration
45–60 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Persons allergic to bee stings should not take the tour but can visit the museum.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
A note from Experience Our Honey Farm And Beekeeping Tour
Due to COVID-19, all store visitors will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and will be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering while in the store/museum.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    82-1140 Meli Rd
    82-1140 Meli Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
    Assemble at the museum/store. Written and video directions can be found on our website.
    See address & details
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    Kealakekua Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    When you visit our honey farm in Hawaii, you will enter the world of bees and beekeeping. We have a variety of activities for you and your family, only one of which requires advanced reservation. Take a beekeeping tour where you'll have a box seat on beekeeping in a safe and secure screened area (reservations strongly recommended). Visit our museum and tasting room to explore the amazing world of bees and enjoy a free sampling of our delicious, raw organic kinds of honey. You can also browse our store full of honey, beeswax products, and beekeeping memorabilia.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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bookmom27
Countryside, IL10 contributions
Sweet tour
Nov 2021
This was a fantastic tour. We were greeted with tea and macadamia nut tarts! Learned a ton about bee history, conservation and biology. The tour ended with a honey tasting that was a perfect way to end the tour. Highly recommend.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, bookmom27, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written 22 November 2021
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Scott McDiarmid
Oahu, HI40 contributions
Bee Happy 😊
Absolutely awesome afternoon.
Learn about the importance of bee's to the world.
Fantastic passionate Staff. So good and enjoyable.
Got some great product to take home.
Written 28 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, SMCdiarm, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. And thank you for your purchase! Mahalo, Phil
Written 1 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erik D
7 contributions
Neat and fun tour!
Oct 2021
This was a really neat and fun tour. The beekeeper was hilarious and clearly loves his job. It's a fantastic learning opportunity, while at the same time getting to taste different types of honey. It's a very short and inexpensive experience that's well worth your time!
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, Erik, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff, especially Joe. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written 18 October 2021
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Nancie M
Kailua-Kona, HI12 contributions
Great tour
Sep 2021
I live in Kona and this is a regular activity for when I have guests. Very informative , very professional and Delicious honey. I always have the chili honey on hand for fresh fish or chicken and the cinnamon honey is excellent on toast. This is a fun tour for all ages. Do not hesitate to make it part of your Hawaii activities.
Written 16 September 2021
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Aloha, 684nanciem, and thank you for visiting once again and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. Wonderful to learn more about how you use the Chili Pepper and Lehua & Cinnamon honey. Thanks for sharing! We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family again shortly. Mahalo, Phil
Written 17 September 2021
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Jennifer B
Newburyport, MA9 contributions
Loved Big Island Bees!
Sep 2021
While the store is full of interesting beekeeping displays, the tour was definitely worth doing! An informative video is followed by a live hive opening with a master beekeeper (which you watch behind a screen). Honey tasting afterward was delicious! Definitely worth a stop!
Written 13 September 2021
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Thanks again, Jenn!
Written 14 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fam3travelbugs
33 contributions
Great visit with one caveat
Great tour - learned a lot about bees and even saw a Queen and a baby! Honey products delicious.
However the guide - while knowledgeable - was a little too snarky for our taste, especially when talking about the non-danger the bees posed. A few were outside the fenced in area and he kind of belittled our son when he was scared (he is six). Little kids respond better to kindness than sarcasm.
Written 11 June 2021
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Aloha, Fam3, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We also appreciate alerting us to your disappointment with the tone of your guide's comments, and apologize we did't do a better job addressing your son's fears. We'll make sure we bring your concerns to the attention of all our staff. Mahalo, Phil
Written 15 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

_hanabanana19
Los Angeles, CA32 contributions
Fun Tour at Big Island Bees
Jun 2021 • Couples
I’m so glad we booked a tour with Big Island Bees! We stopped here as part of our “farms tours day” in Kona and had a great time learning about the bees, different types of honey, and the process of taking care of the bees and collecting honey. The tour consisted of a short informative video and getting to observe the beekeeper behind a screen as she covered a variety of topics about the bees. We also had a chance to taste the different flavors of honey at the end (the macadamia nut blossom was my favorite).

Tips:
- Reserve your spot ahead of time using their website as they only do a few tours a day.
- Bring bug spray or wear long pants if you are sensitive to bug bites like I am. The demonstration bee hives are behind a screen and where you’re standing is covered, but the areas around are grassy.
- Leave extra room in your suitcase as you will likely purchase some honey after the tour!
- Watch the YouTube video on driving directions to their farm (link is in the confirmation email). Google maps got us close but has some wrong turns at the end. Luckily I had watched the video beforehand and knew what landmarks to look for.
- A tour guide from a different tour mentioned that it usually rains in the late afternoon/early evening on Big Island. I recommend booking the first tour here at 10am to lessen the probability of rain.
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

waterdude22
Key Largo, FL74 contributions
O Honey!!!!!
We found about Big Island Bee’s from the Shaka Tour app and so glad we did. Store was full of some interesting history, bee hive art and tons of honey. We were asked if wanted to do a private tasting and it was great. The honey was amazing but the information that we got was even better. Defiantly recommend!!
Written 28 May 2021
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Aloha, WaterDude, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written 1 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

t0psy2
San Diego, CA44 contributions
Loved this experience...would do it again!
Apr 2021
Enjoyed a lovely experience viewing and learning about bees at this apiary. Amazing to see the hive (frames) full of bees and identifying the queen as part of the tour.
We were greeted with a tart and iced tea which use Big Island Bee honey. This was followed by an up close (but safe) info session on the bees. We had the opportunity to taste the various honeys and infused honey. Learned a lot, well paced, good for all ages.
Highly recommend!
Written 17 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, tOpsy2, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written 26 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CALawcock
Commerce City, CO288 contributions
Worth the buzzzzz
This was so cool. The video they put together on how they move the bees around the island to get the different pollen, etc for the bees to make different honey.

I forget the name of our tour guide but what knowledge and enthusiasm! He knew/knows his stuff!

Don't think I ever have had better honey!

Only down side I thought was the price of the tour was a tad high for what you do get. Though what a neat experience on something other than just macadamia nut farms.
Written 12 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, CALawcok, and thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a marvelous review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff, especially Joe! We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great bee education - tasty honey
We enjoyed our tour of the hives and the information we learned along the way. My husband, who is incredibly scare
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Bees are our Friends
These people really love bees. We learned more than we can remember. We tasted several flavors of honey. A maser b
RBelove
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Yummy honey!!
Love the information and the honey tasting!! We didn't sign up for the bee tour in time (they were sold out) but w
jdrtx
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Honey is awesome
We went there for some honey at the recommendation of Aloha Kayak. Exceptional honey. Highly recommended
nathanbT3605TG
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Honey, honey yum!
Go here and get yourself some honey and some samples while you choose. You won't regret it. We ended up buying quit
ElenaM12
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Fun impromtu stop on Big Island
We had a lovely hour here after just spotting it on a drive - beautiful property, shop and family that own it; tast
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Great learning experience
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Never knew they were here
We have been vacationing on the big island for almost twenty five years. This tour was not only interesting but ve
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Bee-autiful Bees
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Who knew?
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jbloodgood
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Quick stop along the road!
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Local Honey
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Honor the Queen - Bee
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Big Island Honey
We have enjoyed Big Island Honey for years. We always take home the largest jar (each of us) and look forward to en
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