For our ʻohana, beekeeping is a labor of love.
Beekeeping led to making nourishing products with raw Hawaiian honey and other locally sourced ingredients. Supporting local, sustainable living and using natural, superfood ingredients in our small batch products are the foundational elements of our company.
We are a small family business located in Kailua, O'ahu. Our logo includes the iconic Mokulua islands located offshore from our beautiful hometown.
We started keeping bees a couple years ago as a labor of love after learning about colony collapse disorder. We had also noticed that many of our plants weren't being pollinated. Now, we see lots of honeybees buzzing around plants in Kailua! This makes us so happy.
During winter, the bees prioritize colony survival rather than honey production. Therefore, we don't harvest honey in the winter. Honey production is much stronger during summer when many flowers are in bloom.
Our Kailua bees forage in a radius of up to four miles from our yard. The flavor of our honey changes during the seasons based upon the flowers that are in bloom. Spring and summer honey tends to be more floral in flavor while fall honey can be slightly spicy due to the bees visiting wilelaiki trees which bloom in the winter.
We started producing Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Honey Butters and Infused Honeys to diversify our business during periods when honey production is low. Our customers love Kailua Badass Honey which is blended with Bottlehead HI's Badass Whiskey and our Barrel-aged Bourbon Honey (non-alcoholic) which was aged in a Ko'olau Distillery barrel.