Several years ago, I found an abandoned honeybee hive in the woods next to my property in Olowalu, Maui. The hive had been knocked over by an excavator and the bees were going crazy. The hive had split apart so the comb was showing and thousands of bees were pouring out. I put on a makeshift bee suit (not at all a bee suit) and headed out to help the bees.

After being stung relentlessly, I got the hive on a pallet and all was well again, except there was a problem, I was hooked. I began reading every book I could find, visited beekeepers, went to classes, and scoured the internet for every bit of information about honeybees. I was obsessed. I started saving/removing hives from homes and businesses and used those hives to build my apiary. Then I started placing hives on farms for pollination/honey production.

Finally, I wanted to share what I had learned about the beautiful and complex world of the honeybee. That brings us to our permanent location in Hali’imaile at the Maui Gold Pineapple Farm. It’s beautiful, my bees are happy, and the view is incredible, so come see me in Hali’imaile at the Maui Gold Bee Tour and I’ll talk your ear off.

Eldon the Beekeeper