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“Organic honey and museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Big Island Bees

Big Island Bees
Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Anchorage, Alaska
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Organic honey and museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stopped at Big Island Bees on our way to the Place of Refuge. We were walked through the museum and shown old photos, bee art work, a bee hive and of course tasted the different honeys available. The talk was interesting and informative. The honey is different tasting than on the mainland so honey lovers should give it a try. You will see this honey in lots of tourist shops on the island. If you love the honey but can't afford to buy a lot of it...try Costco. We picked up a large jar at Costco for about half the price.

Visited November 2013
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Aloha, Trish, and thank you for stopping by and taking time to write such a nice review. We appreciate it very much.

Mahalo,

Phil
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The World's Best Honey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

My mom has been wanting to visit this place. So we made the drive from Waimea to Napo'opo'o. Although I'm from the Big Island I have never been to Napo'opo'o. So it turned out to be a real adventure trying to find the Museum along a long, windey (is that a word?) road. But it was worth it. Kevin was really helpful and knowledgeable and we got to sample the honeys on sale. My fave has to be the honey lehua mixes. The flavor is nice but I also like that waxy texture.

Visited October 2013
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Tanyujie,

Mahalo for your review! We appreciate you and your mother taking the time to visit us. In the near future we will be adding a tour of bee hives, so we hope you'll have a chance to visit us again when we get that started.

Mahalo,

Phil
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“honey is good. get some”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Kevin was a sweetheart who walked me through the store/museum and gave me free tastings of the honey and jellies. It is basically a one room structure but very homegrown and warm. The creamed honey was the best I have ever had. The cinnamon honey is AMAZEBALLS. I think I may order more online.

Visited October 2013
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Pandagirl2000,

Mahalo for your review! We really appreciate it.

Phil
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Windsor, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
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“Hidden gem worth seeking out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

On our way to 'Place of Refuge' national park we stumbled across this gem of a honey shop (literally)....delicious organic honey from a few different Hawaiian cultivated 'crops' like macadamia, ohia, etc. Great for souvenirs, or for your own morning toast back home! Staff was very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable (I think they were actually trained beekeepers). A fantastic educational stop along the interesting scenic drive down to the ocean.

Visited August 2013
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
John,

Mahalo for visiting us and taking time to write such a nice review. We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again the next time you visit the Big Island
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Natick, Massachusetts
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“Delicious Organic Honey!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We weren't planning to visit here, but a tip from a local made us go and we are so glad we did! The shop and museum are really interesting , and the manager couldn't have been more inviting. A true taste of the Aloha spirit. Plus, the honey is Delicious and ORGANIC:) half the fun is the drive there down a gorgeous winding road. Worth a short trip from Kailua-Kona.

Visited August 2013
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Philip G, Owner at Big Island Bees, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Polly,

Mahalo for visiting us and taking the time to write such a nice review. We greatly appreciate it and hope you'll visit us again when you are on the Big Island
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