Instead of purchasing some Big Island Bees Honey up the road at a coffee farm, I decided to make the trip directly to Big Island Bees. It was late in the afternoon and Kevin was the only staff person around when I encountered the extremely well decorated museum and shop.
I was instantly enamoured with Kevin's excitement for his work as part of a team who has curated all sorts of information about Bees in Hawaii.
This little shop should not be missed to learn a little history of the hives, take in the curious honey comb art, and taste plenty of sweet honey samples.
Open from 10am to 4pm, there is no charge to visit the museum. A free Beekeeping Tour happens Monday-Friday at 10am and 1pm and should be arranged in advanced via the farm's website.