Wai Meli's local raw honey is made right here in Hawai'i. These small harvest honeys come from well-cared honeybees, Wai Meli has immense passion for their honeybees and create amazing tasting honey in an organic fashion. Try this flavor while you can!
Foraged from vibrant blossoms of the ohiʻa, a very special tree endemic to Hawaiʻi, Big Island Moonbow Farms' bees gather this unique honey in spring and summer from the forests surrounding our farm in Paʻauilo Mauka. This light honey is elegant and sweet with delicate floral notes and occasional hints of buttered popcorn. The Lehua Blossom Honey is lightly crystallized and maintains a delightfully spreadable texture.
Founded by Kawika Sebag, Wai Meli harvests Hawaiʻi-grown honey in an effort to promote sustainability in agriculture and facilitate the plight of the honeybee. Wai Meli is produced by Big Island Moonbow Farms, a small-scale beekeeping venture located on Hawai’i Island. The unique flowers and nectar our islands have to offer help to create its special and delicious honey–from the Lehua Blossom Honey to its Eucalyptus Blossom Honey.
Inspired by the plight of the honeybee in Hawai‘i and worldwide, the grassroots company has been caring for honeybees in an organic fashion since 2011. While its primary focus is the health and well-being of bees, Wai Meli’s diverse apiary locations allow it to capture several of the island’s one-of-a-kind nectar sources. With immense passion and the combined efforts of family and bees, the Hawai‘i Island brand is pleased to offer its array of small-harvest, local, raw honeys.
This sweet team believes beekeeping is a synthesis of many elements including farming, biology and art. There are many variables involved in nectar selection and foraging availability; location, weather patterns, honeybee health, and hive management all play vital roles in the production of honey. Each harvest is seasonal and determined by the preferences of the honeybees. Wai Meli’s floral honey varieties are unheated to maintain nutritive value and true character. Working with his farm’s bees and receiving such an amazing product, Kawika finds this work to be a true labor of love!