...we gave them a Sanctuary...
Our Honeybee Sanctuary was established in 2001 as a place where bees are able to live according to their own natural behaviors, impulses and life-cycle. Here bees are honored and revered as teachers who reveal to us the ancient truths and new awareness needed to move back into a harmonious relationship with Mother Nature.
Compare our humane, sustainable practices with those of conventional/commercial beekeepers.
...and we listen to their ancient Wisdom.
Come meet the bees! Custom tours, school visits, honey tasting/crafting, beekeeping education, workshops and mentorship...
The Sanctuary offers a broad range of services, whether you want to meet the bees for the first time or to deepen your connection with these marvelous
See our Events Calendar or contact us for a customized experience.
Bee Rescue and Relocation
Because sometimes our golden friends choose their new home in walls, electrical boxes or other inconvenient locations. I can remove and relocate most swarms and colonies to our Sanctuary, or help you set them up in your garden.
Due to the global die-off of Honeybees, every wild/natural swarm is of critical importance to their survival as a species. Wild rescue colonies build up our genetic 'bank account'.
Join us at ReelTime Animal Rescue to watch livestream bee rescue and beekeeping activities!
Please contact us via text for bee removal services, if possible include picture and location.
How you can help the bees
In accordance with our Sanctuary practices we harvest bee products only when it is beneficial for the bees, such as to renew their combs, or to remove excess pollen and honey. We always leave them more than they need for their own use.
As a result our exquisite varietal honeys and other products are seasonal and limited. Visit our online store to see what we have on tap.
LEARN MORE (online store coming soon)
You don't need to keep bees to love and help protect them.
Just by visiting this website and educating yourself, you make a difference!
There are plenty of easy ways to help save the bees and other pollinators.
We need the bees, and they need us... a partnership that has lasted thousands of years.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
I am a traveller who came to Big Island in hope to meet the bees and to learn all about them. How grateful I am to have met Alison! I spent 3 weeks with her in beautiful Ka'u. Not only did I have the chance to learn how she respectfully takes care of "her babies", but I also got to witness her spiritual ways of talking and interacting with them. Her philosophy and practices deeply resonated for me, as I knew deep down in my heart, that it is possible to care for bees without all the fuss of bee suits, expensive equipment and medications. I also got to participate in a highly complex bee rescue and relocation - a wonderful hive thriving in a small cave under a house, whose owners had tried to kill them by smothering them with a ton of poisonous 'insect killer' powder. Let's say that I was shown just as much love and devotion when she crawled down there to take them out. That experience in mind forever, I go back to Quebec with love in my heart for the bees in my future apiary.
Marion Deschenes, Canada