Minutes from historic Lahaina Town on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains lies Launiupoko with its unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and Kaho‘olawe. It’s here that Maui Bee Tour offers the public a unique and immersive look into the exciting world of the honeybee.
During this one-of-a-kind tour, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the honeybee hive up close with an experienced beekeeper as your guide. Enjoy tasting honey directly from the hives paired with delicious cheeses. Full protective safety suits, gloves, and instructions are provided.
Several years ago, Eldon the Beekeeper discovered an abandoned honeybee hive in the woods next to his property in Olowalu. The hive had split apart as a result of construction in the area and Eldon headed out in a makeshift bee suit on a mission to save the bees. After being stung relentlessly – homemade bee suits don’t always work – he managed to move the hive onto a pallet and all was well again, except there was a problem. He was hooked on bees.
Eldon began reading every book he could find on honeybees, visited beekeepers, went to classes, and scoured the internet for every bit of information about honeybees. Eventually, he started saving/removing hives from homes and businesses and used those hives to build his apiary.
Today, his farm, the Lahaina Honey Co in Launiupoko, is abuzz with bees pollinating and honey production. Enjoy a Maui Bee Tour, discover the world of honeybees, and stay for the honey tasting! How sweet it is!
Book your tour online at www.mauibeetour.com.
You can also purchase honey at www.lahainahoneyco.com. Kama'aina receive 20% off with code KAMRATE at checkout.
Maui Bee Tour
700 Punakea Loop
Lahaina Hawaii 96761