The island of Hawaii is best known as the "Big Island" and is the combined size of all the other islands.  This island unique in that it hosts 10 of the worlds 14 climate zones.  It is this variety that contributes to the unique aroma and flavor of our Hawaiian raw honey

Hamakua is the Hawaiian meaning for “Breath of God”. Hamakua Apiaries takes pride in how we steward our bees and the way the honey is collected and processed.  We choose locations that have nectar flows all year so that we do not have to supplement the bees  nutritional needs.  We also take time to mentor other beekeepers, and have help start 6 other beekeepers that follow our same quality practices. 

When you purchase our honey, you purchase the goodness and quality the bees created for themselves.

Enjoy our honey that is  Bee to Bottle.

Enjoy our honey that is Bee to Bottle.


We carefully choose our bee hive locations to insure our bees have quality foraging and nutrition.


Meet The Owner

Scott’s family began keeping bees in the 1940 when his grandfather sold 5 gallon tins of honey for $5. His father kept bees in California and sold honey to supplement his day job and still sells honey from a roadside stand. 

Scott also owned a commercial bee company in California before moving to Hawaii in 2012.  He worked for Hawaii Island Honey Company for 5 years, and during that time he formed Hamakua Apiaries.

Hamakua Apiaries has bee yards spread across the Big Island, producing the best varietal honeys in Hawaii.



Scott and Rondalyn Nelson | Owners

Scott and Rondalyn Nelson | Owners