• Why bees are so important and the challenges that face beekeepers today.
• Sustainable vs. Non-Sustainable agriculture and the important role of bees.
• How honey is made and other interesting information about bees.
• Our “Uncommon Philosophy”, giving equal emphasis to the environmental, social and financial aspects of the business.
Tour Schedule- Check-in: 9:45 am-
Tour: 10:00 – 11:30 am. Tours are scheduled based on staff availability. Please call to check our schedule.
Hamakua Artisan 3-Farm Tour - Visit Three Working Farms in Ahualoa. 8:45 am: Long Ears Coffee,
10:00 Mauna Kea Tea,
11:15: Volcano Island Honey Co.
The morning starts with coffee and fresh baked banana bread at Long Ears Hawaiian Coffee. Next you will drive just down the road to enjoy tea and goodies at Mauna Kea Tea Garden. Finally, another short trip down the road will bring you to Volcano Island Honey Company, where your morning will end on a sweet note.
Directions to Volcano Island Honey Company Honey House. Please call before you visit so that we can be here to greet you. Tours are by appointment only. Our office number is (808) 775-1000. Please note, our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
>Take Highway 19 to Honokaa...>Watch for sign “Tex Drive-In” on Ocean side of Highway 19 near Honokaa.
At “Tex Drive-In” sign turn off highway 19, away from the ocean (towards mountain) Mauna Loa Road. >After turning off highway take immediate right onto “Old Mamalahoa Highway” (a small, two-lane winding country road) and go uphill for 3 miles. (STAY LEFT at the fork to Kapuna Road at about 1.5 miles from the turn off.)
>Watch for “Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast” on left. >Take next right onto Puaono Road (a small, one lane road). > Drive down to where pavement ends (approx. 1/2 mile) look for a hanging sign with our company name on the right. Take a right at the sign to our entrance.
> Come in the driveway and park on the left along the hedge, across from the green container.
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