Kauai Nectar Co was created with one primary aim, to preserve and multiply healthy bees and their ecosystems.
Kauai is known as the garden island and for the honey bees, it is like the Garden of Eden. Many people ask why our honey tastes and feels so special. The answer is; it's a product of its environment. Kauai is truly a rare haven for bees in a world where so many bees are struggling. With unadulterated landscapes, wildflowers blooming year-round under the unstoppable tropical sun, punctuated by passing rain showers...
Just as the bees live in symbiosis with their habitat, Kauai Nectar's female beekeepers use practices that honor mother nature and her ancient wisdom.
We respect the process. We prioritize maximizing the health and longevity of the bees in every aspect of our operation.
We only harvest honey when the bees have an overabundance. We make decisions based on purpose and integrity, not profits.
Every detail is reflected in the final product.
Always Raw. Always Pure.
From Blossom To Bottle.
WHAT IS NECTAR?
Liquid gold? Practically!
Honey is concentrated nectar.
It is the lifework/legacy of the female worker bees. A testament to her diligence and intuitive intelligence. They follow the flow of nectar, from flower to flower, in a quest to provide for the future generations of the hive.
Once they return to the hive and deposit the nectar into the perfect hexagons that we know as honey comb, the bees flutter their wings over the surface of the nectar till its water content is so low that it is no longer perishable. When the bees have finished they have created a raw, nutrient dense food source that will never spoil and is ready to be consumed when winter comes and the flowers dwindle.
Even more wondrous, here in Hawaii there is never such a decline in blossoms and the bees enjoy an endless flow of nectar.
Bees only swarm when they are overflowing with honey and other bees. It’s a sign of healthy hives. Their box is full and some of them need to seek different accommodations. The hive starts creating a new queen in preparations and just before she is born the original queen will leave the hive with half the bees who have just finished gorging themselves on honey to energize themselves for the journey ahead. This creates space for new honey and lots of wing room, plus a pretty epic showing off of their numbers.
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RECIPES FROM THE HIVE
Honey is one of nature's most perfect foods. The forces of nature collaborate to bring us this magic substance, with no human participation or processing necessary. Is it possible to improve on perfection? In this instance, we think you can. These are some of the culinary creations we have gleaned from the chefs, moms, roommates, and kids in our lives that elevate honey to even greater heights.
Keeping up with bees this strong requires many hands and many resources. We would love to incorporate anything you may have to offer including, time, energy, resources and creative ideas.