Hawaiian Honey from Rainbow Bees Honey
Your first time tasting raw Hawaiian honey is a moment you
never forget. At Rainbow Bees Honey, we know the feeling and help our customers relive the experience every day.
Our healthy, all-natural, unprocessed honey in Hawaii comes from hives on Oahu and the Big Island. It is lightly filtered one time to remove wax and hive debris – and that's it.
If you're wondering, yes, many of our bees are located
on organic farms where they serve as essential pollinators.
When you enjoy Rainbow Bees Honey, what you eat comes
directly from the bee to you with nothing added or processed. It's the only way we'd do it, and that will never change.
Our Hawaiian Honey Varietals Include Award Winners
Rainbow Blossom is our unique, signature multi-floral honey, winner of a Best of Show Prize from the Big Island Beekeepers Association. Flavor/color profile: Rich amber with Hawaiian tropical flavor; ideal for giftsBUY NOW
A special honey from Hawaii's macadamia nut tree farms, it's stronger tasting and reminiscent of brown sugar or molasses; perfect for decadent recipes. Flavor/color profile: Thick and dark with bold, rich flavor; perfect for dessertsBUY NOW
Our lehua honey comes from the Ohia Lehua tree, which is only found in the Hawaiian Islands; the trees grow at high elevations on the rainforest slopes. Flavor/color profile: Bright and golden with a sugary-sweet traditional tasteBUY NOW
From Our Family To Yours
At the Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge, held annually by the Big Island Beekeepers Association, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees’ Owner Malcolm Yorkston took home prizes in a variety of categories. However, it is receiving Best of Show for his signature Rainbow Blossom honey that he is particularly proud of. This floral honey won over the judges in a blind taste test for its slightly sweet, well-rounded flavor. For those used to the flavor of generic store bought clover honey, Rainbow Blossom is a good introduction to exotic honey flavors such as macadamia honey or lehua honey.
"Honey for Everyone" is Our Founding Principle
In an era where, too often, large corporations try to profit from the food terms organic, raw, and all-natural, we keep our prices realistic and affordable. Our mission is to support our local community while producing healthy, affordable Hawaiian honey.
Everyone wins when you do things the right way and the
product quality is unmatched.
We maintain facilities in Honolulu and on the Big Island near Hilo, Hawaii, and pull honey from approximately 2,500 hives in over 35 apiaries (bee yards) across the Islands.
They're located in the Ohia Lehua rainforest areas, Macadamia tree groves and agricultural regions growing cacao, coffee, bananas, coconuts, mangos, lychee, and avocados – you can see why our honey tastes amazing!
What Makes Rainbow Bees Hawaii Honey Different (and Better)?
You've read earlier that we're a locally owned, family company producing all-natural, raw honey made in Hawaii and that many of our hives are located on organic farms. But there's more to our story.
Our Process: We're devoted to minimal processing and only light filtration for necessary purification. Our Oahu and Big Island honey is bottled and packaged in Hawaii.
Raw and Healthful: Our raw, natural honey offers three natural enzymes introduced by the bees. The enzymes help prevent bacterial infections and aid in digestion.
Meaningful Packaging: We offer a "honey pouch" created for the island lifestyle or distinctive Tiki bottles that say "Aloha from Hawaii" as a genuine honey product made in Hawaii.
Timeline: A Brief History of Honey in Hawaii
1857Honeybees from California arrive by ship; three hives are set up in the Nu'uanu Valley of Honolulu
1890sAdditional honeybee hives are established to increase the production of mesquite beans for livestock feed
1892Macadamia nut trees arrive from Australia; growers find they can increase production with pollinating bees
Early 20th centuryHoneybees increase production from native and introduced species – guava, pineapple, coconut, macadamia nut
Mid-20th century to todayMore people discover the distinctive taste of honey from Hawaii; production increases continually
We Sell Wholesale Honey and Serve Retail Customers
Many health and natural food stores throughout the
United States carry and sell our products. We offer fast shipping to them
direct from Hawaii.
Our products are an ideal choice for people who enjoy the best Hawaiian honey – and to be carried by natural and organic grocers who serve customers with the same tastes and expectations of quality.
We're also especially popular with individual customers and
as a Hawaii honey wholesaler thanks to innovative honey pouches and famous Tiki bottles. The Tikis are widely recognized symbols of Hawaii and make fun gifts for natural food lovers.
Honey That's All-Natural and Award Winning
If you're most familiar with the generic flavor of mass-produced clover honey, an entirely new experience awaits you with our Rainbow Bees all-natural Big Island honey.
You might start by trying our exotic flavors like macadamia
nut or lehua honey – very likely unlike anything you've ever tasted. We bottles them all with love and care from Oahu and the Big Island.
Hawaiian Island Honey and the different varietals we offer at Rainbow Bees are unique and can be found nowhere else in the world.
The taste of our honey cannot be replicated because Hawaii has such a unique environment. Many of the hives from which we pull our honey are located in private, upland rainforest areas.
We also pull honey from farms that are healthy and organically maintained. Our bee hives are in quality, well-managed locations around the islands. Our award-winning honeys are only lightly filtered, contain natural enzymes, and consistently win awards within the state.