THE COMPLETE HIVE TO TABLE EXPERIENCE
LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD
WE ARE AMONG THE VERY FEW BEEKEEPERS IN HAWAII PRODUCING THE EPICUREAN DELICACY OF COMB HONEY ROUNDS, OR, AS SOME WOULD SAY, THE "CAVIAR OF HONEY." THIS RARE AND DELICATE CIRCULAR-SHAPED COMB ENCASES TROPICAL WILDFLOWER HONEY PRESERVED IN ITS ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED, AND COMPLETELY EDIBLE BEESWAX STRUCTURE.
Available on a limited basis only, Pualani Bee Farmʻs artisanal comb honey rounds offer the epitome of the hive-to-table 100% raw Hawaiian honey experience. Our bees forage among a colorful and ever-changing palate of tropical rainforest blossoms. So, each harvest of comb honey rounds uniquely reflects the changing nuances of taste, smell, and textures derived from the abundant year-round nectar flows of tropical wildflowers.
With no additional processing, filtering, or manipulation, our comb honey rounds are the purest form of 100% raw Hawaiian honey available on the market today. The honey remains fully preserved and encased in its original beeswax structure, ensuring a fresh culinary experience with every bite of fresh raw honey. Whether eating a chunk of raw comb honey on top of a piece of toast; accompanied with artisanal cheeses and fruits on crackers; or dolloped atop a bowl of ice cream, Pualani comb honey rounds pay tribute to the time-honored epicurean traditions of pure honey indulgence.
A PUALANI PREMIUM PRODUCT
OUR SEASONAL TROPICAL HONEY VARIETALS EMBODY THE QUINTESSENTIAL TASTES OF HAWAII ISLAND'S "LIQUID GOLD."
Like Hawaii's sunshine showers, honey varietals are the essence of tropical liquid gold. Naturally infused with the floral accents of the seasonal nectar flows of Hawaii Island's eastern coastline, Pualani Bee Farmʻs raw honey delivers the warmth and sweetness of tropical blossoms in every jar. The continually changing character of nectar flows in eastern Hawaii ensures that each harvest is a unique reflection of the place, time, and geography in which the bees produce the honey.
Throughout the year, Pualani Bee Farm's honeybees produce the single-estate Tropical Wildflower Honey varietal by naturally blending the nectar of diverse floral sources which they forage from the rainforests in and around the forested ahupua'a, or traditional Hawaiian land division, of Wa'a Wa'a. Quintessential.ly rich in flavor and sweetness, this amber-colored honey is a classic, must-have Hawaiian wildflower honey unlike any other found in North America.
From the early springtime to summer, our bees occasionally produce the highly-prized single-estate, Ohia Lehua Honey. This mono-floral varietal is known for its subtle sweetness, a naturally crystallized texture, and a color that transforms from butter-yellow to ivory. One of the rarest varietals in the world, this honey is produced only in Hawaii as it is sourced from the Ohia Lehua plant, an endemic native Hawaiian flowering tree known for its fiery red pom-pom-like flowers.
Moreover, we offer seasonally available, sun-infused honey varietals using 100% Hawaii-grown products, such as cacao, ginger, and vanilla, sourced from local organic farmers. On rare occasions, we have access to Feral Bee Tropical Wildflower Honey from local bee swarms as well as unexpected and unique harvests of monofloral honey, such as "Wilelaiki" or Christmasberry Honey. To highlight the diverse terroir of Hawaii Island's honey production, from time to time we offer specially selected, unique tasting, single- and multi-estate honey varietals from other bee yards on Hawaii Island.
AT PUALANI BEE FARM, WE COLLECT FRESH BEE POLLEN ON A DAILY BASIS, HOWEVER, ONLY DURING TIMES OF POLLEN SURPLUS SO AS NOT TO HARM THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF OUR HONEYBEE COLONIES. GLEANED FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF PLANTS, OUR BEE POLLEN CAPTURES THE SUBTLE TASTE DIFFERENCES OF THE FLORAL SOURCES FROM WHICH OUR BEE'S FORAGE.
In Hawaii, honeybees translate the rainbow of sunshine-filled flowers of the islands' plant life into colorful granules of bee pollen. Foraging their local environment, honeybees produce bee pollen by mixing flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, honey, beeswax, and bee secretions into protein-rich granules to use and store as food for the colony.
Depending on the seasonal availability of different flowering plants from which the bees forage, the colors of bee pollen granules can be white, yellow, orange, red, green, brown, and black. At Pualani Bee Farm, the surrounding rainforests offer our honeybees a diverse, abundant, and rich menu of plants to forage thus enabling the sustainable collection of surplus bee pollen--a superfood for human consumption--without harming the health and wellbeing of the hive.
With over 250 biologically active substances, bee pollen is filled with nutrients, including amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and antibiotics. Besides the general nutritional value of bee pollen, researchers also recommend it for numerous health benefits, such as to fight chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. It is also known to lower heart risk factors, boost liver function, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation and swelling, kill bacteria, prevent infections, heal wounds, ease menopausal symptoms, and improve overall metabolism, among other conditions.
Bees produce a natural resinous substance, called propolis, or bee glue, from the sap and parts of plants, such as needle-leaved trees or evergreens. They use this compound as a coating to build their hives, smooth out the internal walls, repair gaps or cracks in the hive,, insulate, and keep out external pests and invaders.
For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have obtained propolis from beehives for medicinal purposes. Today, researchers have identified propolis as having more than 300 compounds that include antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. The majority are polyphenols or antioxidants that fight disease and benefit the human body. For example, propolis has shown to be effective in improving the effects of upper respiratory tract infections, common cold, sore throat, flu-like infections, wound healing, burns, acne, herpes simplex and herpes genitalis, neurodermatitis, diabetes, stomach ulcers, gingivitis, and inflammation, among others. Rarely available in its pure straight-from-the-hive form, Pualani natural raw propolis can be processed into a variety of forms, including orally in powder, tablet, liquid extract, and capsule form or applied topically in salves, creams, ointments, lotions, and tinctures, Before using propolis or propolis derivative products,, healthcare providers should be consulted about the proper dosage, method of extraction, interactions, and duration of use,
Exuding the heavenly scents of Hawaii's tropical islands, our beeswax candles are made with filtered beeswax and pure virgin coconut oil and infused with Tropical Wildflower Honey. Lightly scented with organic lemongrass essential oil, the lit candles exude the fresh aroma of citrus.
Pualani Bee Farm occasionally offers special blends of beeswax candles scented with seasonal herbs harvested from our gardens as well as aromatic spices, such as clove, cinnamon, cardamon, and anise—all from the island of Zanzibar, just a short boat ride from Barbara and Saidʻs palm-thatched beach house in Tanzania.
With a light spectrum equivalent to the rays of sunshine, these air-purifying candles bring the outdoor freshness of the exotic tropics into every room. Supplementing our own limited beeswax supply with the surplus from other local apiaries, each batch of our home-made, naturally-blended beeswax candles varies slightly in color and aromatic nuances, unique to the hive location, the bees' sources of nectar, and the time of year of the honey harvest. When lit, these sweet little jars of golden light radiate the very essence 100% raw Hawaiian honey.
At Pualani Bee Farm, we thoroughly embrace the therapeutic aspects of flowers, trees, and plants that not only nourish and keep our bees healthy but also ease our own mind, body, and soul. Pualani Bee Farm's selection of all-natural, hand-made aromatherapy products are all made with a base of 100% raw Hawaiian beeswax and include scented lotion bars, solid perfume, body balm, massage bars, and salves.
The sensual beauty of Hawaii's floral palette is ever-present in and around Pualani Bee Farm, epitomized, for example, by the seductive fragrances in our aromatherapy products, such as pikake, tuberose, gardenia, Hawaiian ginger, jasmine, plumeria, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, citrus, and lemongrass. The addition of other essential oils from around the world, such as bergamot, lavender, patchouli, frankincense, eucalyptus, birch, camphor, tea tree, and menthol, enhance the therapeutic goals of our body products. Hand-made in small, fresh batches, our Pualani Bee Farm's aromatherapy line combines locally-made fruit and flower oils and absolutes with the moisturizing and rejuvenating properties of a variety of organic plant butter and oils, which beeswax seals in the skin for advanced emollient protection.
PUALANI BEE FARM IN THE NEWS
See brain-based health and movement specialist, Alyssa Chang's, recent "shout-out" to Pualani Comb Honey Rounds in Modern Luxury Hawai'i magazine's May Wellness Issue (pg. 86-87):