Big Island Bees
Big Island Bees
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Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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 the tour, 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. *Space is limited* Reserve your spot at https://bigislandbees.com/pages/visit-us-in-hawaii MUSEUM: Visit our museum & see tools, pictures & displays about beekeeping & honey production. Admission is free! SHOP: Our honey shop is full of honey, beeswax body products, candles, tea, and food products made with our raw honey. 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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skhow62
Redding, CA17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very knowledgeable staff. We learned a lot about beekeeping. Had a taste of several different honeys. They did a good job!
Written May 18, 2024
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KTW
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We didn't do the tour but stopped by the shop for tasting and, oh my goodness. The mac nut honey is life-changing. We didn't buy the huge glass jar, instead opting for a few small ones. We have already decided on our next trip to BI we are getting the big jar and shipping it home. SO good

The man working there was nice and knowledgeable and we also appreciated getting to pet Stella the dog while on vacation away from our own. Even if you don't have time for a full tour, stop here and buy honey. You'll be glad you did.
Written May 5, 2024
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Aloha, KW. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great review. We appreciate it very much, as will our staff. We are delighted you found our MacNut honey so enjoyable. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written May 6, 2024
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Lydia
Kailua-Kona, HI18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Good tour! We live here and wanted to take my grandkids on a tour. It was great information on the bees. Great tour guide! Glad we went!
Written April 14, 2024
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Aloha, Hoosermom. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great 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 April 15, 2024
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rainreveler
Juneau, AK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had so much fun on this tour! It was part stand up comedy as well as super interesting. We could see the hard working bees making honey up close, but safely from behind a screen. Sampling the different flavors was a treat, and we got lots of great gifts to take home. Just remember the tsa limit of 3 -3oz containers of liquids for carryon. We checked our bags so we could get more. Highly recommend the tour!
Written April 3, 2024
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Aloha, Rainreveler. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great review. We greatly appreciate it, and so 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 April 4, 2024
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Ginger R
Carlsbad, CA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Educational and fun tour that both my 8-year-old daughter and I both enjoyed. Close to Place of Refuge. Easy to do both in a day.
Written March 30, 2024
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Aloha, Relyeas. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great review. We appreciate it very much, and so will our staff. We hope you will come to see us again on your next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written April 1, 2024
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Dave S
Batavia, IL85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We learned a lot from the guide who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about bees. Visitors are safely behind a screen. The only thing is that I felt that he kept repeating himself as if he was stretching it out to have the visit hit the assigned time frame. Having a bit more about the practical part of the challenges of this important field would have enhanced the tour.
Written March 24, 2024
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Aloha, JZ. Thank you for visiting and providing an assessment of our tour. We'll be sure to share your comments with Joe. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip on the Big Island. Mahalo, Phil
Written March 26, 2024
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Adrienne Z
Tampa, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very interesting to learn about bees and honey production at Hawaii. The video explained key info and about the company. The live demonstration was fabulous, as was the honey tasting and his descriptions of each honey we sampled. Definitely recommend if you're interested in knowing more about bees! It's geared more towards adults. Kids would probably be interested in the demo portion though when you get to see the hives and the bees!
Plenty of parking on property.
Written March 23, 2024
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Aloha, Adriennez. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great 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 March 28, 2024
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Rebeca obreo
Berlin, Germany19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Sri Lanka Drive My Trip - The Perfect Experience
I can't praise Nisal enough for the incredible 10-day adventure in Sri Lanka. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and genuine passion for showcasing the country's beauty made every moment memorable. From historical wonders to hidden gems, his guidance was invaluable. Thanks to our guide, it became a journey of a lifetime. I highly recommend Nisal for an enriching and delightful travel experience. Last day of our tour we was end up in kandy for shopping some ceylon tea, and some local organic spices it was asome, good price for value, and same time our driver Nisal he was invited to dinner at his home, nisal wife made for us classic srilankan rice and curry really delicious, it was a wonderful evening with a lovely family. Thank you green lanka tour, future visitets this is the best driver you can trust 100%,
Written March 17, 2024
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Christy
Cochabamba, Bolivia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really truly a fascinating visit. We learned soooo much about the production of bees and honey. Our guide was fun, knowledgeable and kept us laughing.
Written March 12, 2024
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Aloha, Charity. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great review. We appreciate it very much, and so 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 March 19, 2024
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Shannon B
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. He was able to teach us about bees , and then show us the hives . He took apart the bee hive to show us new bees being “ born “ , the queen bee , and so much more . It really was fascinating! It was all done with the protection of a screen between us and the hives , so I felt completely safe . We then learned how they are able to get the different flavors of the honey and the laborious process of moving the hives to different parts of the island depending on what is blossoming at the time . We finished by tasting the honey . It was a great experience. There were kids in the tour and they had a great time as well !
Written March 4, 2024
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Aloha, Shannon. Thank you for visiting and writing such a great 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 March 5, 2024
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