Hawai‘i has long been associated with sugar (although all of the state’s sugar plantations have since shut down), but there’s another sweet substance that the Aloha State is known for:
. Like many locales, the diverse local fl ora helps bees produce distinctive honeys. You’ll fi nd ‘ōhi‘a lehua (exclusive to Hawai‘i), kiawe , wilelaiki (Christmas berry) and macadamia honeys in the islands.
Learn all about the honey-making process during one of BIG ISLAND BEES’ BEEKEEING TOURS . Scheduled Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Space is limited, so make sure to make a reservation at bigislandbees.com or call 808-328-1315. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. PHO TO: POL YNESIAN CUL TUR AL CENTER | L OCA TION: L A¯ ‘IE ENTER THE SHAVE ICE DEBATE