The ‘ohi’a tree is a special, sacred hardwood tree that is endemic to Hawaiian and the first species of tree to grow and create forest on a lava flow. The Hawaiian legend of the ‘ohi’a tree and the lehua blossom is the story of love and fidelity. Even the volcano goddess Pele couldn’t separate the two lovers and therefore the gods, feeling pity, eternally bound the princess Lehua as the blossom and the warrior ‘Ohi’a as the tree.
Raw honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes. Those minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and selenium. The vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin.
Big Island Farms honey is produced on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Hamakua meaning the breath of God is considered to have the purest air in the world and is located at the longest open ocean distance from any other land mass. The air is exceptionally pure and so is our honey.
Big Island Farms thrives as a permaculture-based, sustainable organic farm, with orchards of macadamia nut trees, dwarf coconuts, citrus, and a variety of rare exotic tropical fruit trees.