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 […]

If you like pina coladas …

We recently had a pineapple fall off the plant, and set it aside in the farm stand to see if would ripen off the plant. Google told us no, but surprise, surprise, it ripened just fine. Perhaps it already had all the sugar it needed, because it was delicious, just perfect. I couldn’t let such […]

The Economics of Growing Coffee in Hawaii

When people look at the price of Hawaiian coffee they sometimes assume that those of us who grow coffee and sell coffee must be making a fortune. Or they wonder why the price of Hawaiian coffee is so high. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to explain some of the economics of growing, processing, […]

Homeless Parrots and the Problem with Sanctuaries

Many of you who have visited Paradise Meadows, the home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, have been subjected to our diatribe on why you should not get a parrot as a pet. Parrots are unlike any other domestic animal in ways that make them very challenging to keep in the average human household. You can read […]

What’s all the Buzz About Cold Brew?

Lately, everyone (and mostly that means the e-media) has been buzzing about cold brew coffee. It seems like it’s a topic making headlines almost as often as politics these days. So we thought we’d talk about what it is, why you might want to use this brewing method, and why you probably don’t need to (but […]

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 […]

Meet Scott – the Big Kahuna (aka “Da Big Boss”)

People often ask us who comes up with all the delicious recipes and ideas for our Hawaii’s Local Buzz products, and the answer is Scott. People also ask us who had the inspiration and vision to purchase Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, and the answer is Scott. In fact, […]

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 […]

7 Tips for Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

Here at Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we don’t think of ourselves as social marketing gurus, so we make it a habit to read newsletters and websites that offer advice on how to “get the word out” about our Moan-a-licious™ Hawaiian goodies. The latest advice we’ve been given (this time via Mark Cuban on Shark Tank) is […]

Think Locally, Act Locally

At Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we believe it’s important to support our local community. The Ka’u district on the Big Island of Hawaii is an economically challenged area with few jobs and few opportunities for the folks who live here to make money and support their families, especially without having to drive 120+ miles each day. […]