Overlooking several acres of Aloun Farms in Kapolei, O‘ahu Honey Company’s assortment of bee hives are busy pollinating the farm as well as nearby crops to produce sweet, locally made honey.
O‘ahu Honey Company has built a sustainable business model by rescuing bees and giving them new homes across several beehive locations around O‘ahu. Justin Duny, who is also the founder and owner of Absolute Termite and Pest Control, realized he could help relocate bees after working at his job. “It started when I worked for a pest control business and we would have to kill dozens of bees every day. It just didn’t sit right with me. So, I left and started my own business and instead of terminating the bees I rescue and relocate them,” Duny shared.
According to the FDA, approximately 250,000 flowering plants require some sort of pollination from bees to reproduce. This means that bees pollinate around one-third of the food we eat. Their honey also contains vitamins such as B1, B3, and B6 as well as various minerals.
Not only are the rescued bees providing pollination for local flora and fauna, but the synergy that bees have with plants to create honey meant that the Duny’s could turn their love for bees into a business. Planting beehives to oversee Aloun Farms in Kapolei, O‘ahu Honey Company’s bees interact with the local crops to create a one-of-a-kind variety of honey flavors.
O‘ahu Honey Company prides themselves in giving back to the community by working with local businesses as well as selling at various farmers markets across the island. “The mission of our company is to provide quality raw honey to the island, from the island,” maintained Duny.
Partnered with farms in both Kapolei and North Shore to produce fresh raw honey for the island, Duny hopes to spread his bee’s savory creation to all those who desire it. Duny added that, “a lot of honey in stores are imported, I wanted people to have all of the benefits from the area that they live. It’s important that local people have access to goods produced in their community.”
On every honey bottle they include the location from which it was sourced, promoting transparency and trust in Hawai‘i farmed honey.
Visit their website at www.oahubees.com to see what they have available and keep up to date with their new flavors.
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