Category Archives: Honey

Making Honey Butter

Have you made honey  butter before? It’s so easy to do, and such a delight to have available. It keeps well in both the refrigerator and in the freezer, so when I make some, I make quite a bit just to have it handy. Start with your favorite unsalted butter at room temperature, or if […]

Lehua Blossoms, Lava Fields

Yesterday, I took a walk out to the lava field at the back of our property to visit the beehives and to see if I could find the bees working the lehua blossoms. Sure enough, the Ohia trees were covered in lehua blossoms, covered in honey bees. Success! One of our most popular honey products […]

Hawaiian Myths You Should Know Before You Visit Big Island

The Hawaiian islands have a rich and unique culture, and there are several ancient legends that you’ll want to be aware of, and respectful of, when you visit. The Menehune According to myth, the Menehune were people who lived on the Hawaiian islands before the Polynesians. They are tiny people (described as being anywhere from 6 […]

Does Fake Honey Save Bees?

Here at Paradise Meadows, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we enjoy watching the ABC TV show Shark Tank. It’s a show that celebrates entrepreneurs, and we can easily identify with the folks who appear on Shark Tank hoping for an investment to help take their business to the next level. We especially applaud those who […]

How Honey Helps to Keep Your Gut Healthy

Your gut is home to a large population of beneficial bacteria known as bifidobacteria, which help you break down your food and absorb certain nutrients. In order to keep your gut healthy (and enjoy overall good health), it is necessary to keep these bifidobacteria healthy. That can be achieved by providing these bacteria with non-digestible […]

A Fascinating TED Video Shows the Early Life of a Bee

Bees are remarkable little creatures with a complex social dynamic and amazing ability to produce delicious honey. Bee colonies are quite vulnerable to environmental change and habitat destruction. Looking closely at exactly what happens during a bee’s first days of life reveals just how magical and amazing their development process is. This fascinating video footage […]

How Much Work Do the Bees Put Into Your Delicious Hawaiian Honey?

how honey is made

Our delicious raw honey from Hawaii is truly a labor of love — on the part of the bees. It’s truly amazing that these buzzing insects are capable of producing such vast quantities of this sticky, sweet liquid. Thousands of bees work together to create each unique blend. A single honey bee can carry about […]

Cool Off With Honey Mint Lemonade This Summer

If you love a cold glass of lemonade in the summer, take your indulgence to the next level with this Honey Mint Lemonade recipe. Made with raw honey from Hawaii, fresh mint leaves, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, it’s absolutely delicious and a healthy alternative to store-bought, artificially sweetened lemonade. Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar […]

Make Healthy Food More Palatable With Delicious Honey

cooking with honey

You know that eating more vegetables will improve your health, but vegetables are not always the tastiest foods on the planet. If you’ve been struggling to include more veggies in your meals because you’re not a big fan of their flavors, we have the perfect solution: dress them up with some raw honey from Hawaii. […]

Studies Indicate That Honey is Good for Your Blood

health benefits of eating honey

Whether you have high blood pressure and are trying to reduce it, or your blood pressure is within normal limits and you’re trying to keep it that way, the foods you eat can have a profound effect. Studies show that including honey in your diet could help keep blood pressure under control. A study published […]