Simply put, an apiary is the place where bees and their hives are kept. Those wary of bees need not worry when visiting the Farm at Hōkūala, as our honeybees have close to 17 acres to buzz about. Honeybees thrive in the lush natural surroundings on our organic farm which includes a coconut grove, vegetable, herb, and flower gardens and an abundance of flowering tropical trees in the fruit orchards. The reciprocal relationship between the crops and the honeybees is an important one to maintain, as they are both dependent on each other. The honeybees pollinate the plants, and the thriving plants provide the honeybees their nectar – which in turn becomes Hōkūala Honey. Small batch candles are sometimes made using the wax from the hives as well, and bee balms are created containing the bee propolis and beeswax.