Huelo (Haiku, HI)
Huelo (Haiku, HI) Real Estate News
Georgina hunter realtor
Harvesting some wild Haiku Maui honey for Christmas
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Harvesting some wild Haiku Maui honey for Christmas

We were blessed to have some honey bees move into an old shed and build their hive here on our Haiku Maui farm. They have been very busy because there was a huge amount of honey combs inside when we took a quick peek.  Luckily a friend and neighbor who has his own hives suggested he could remove the queen bee and the colony to his nearby location.  He even offered to leave us with the honey since he already has plenty.

suiting up for honey bee harvest in Haiku Maui HI

So he came over with his buddy, got all suited up and prepared for the task. He has this smoking device that emits smoke to confuse the bees and make it a little safer for himself. They bravely entered the small shed and took account of the situation... lots of combs in there!  Then they proceeded to carve away as much as possible, dumping the good clean stuff into a 5 gallon bucket, and keeping any active looking combs that contained "brood". The active combs have bee larvae which will become more worker bees. 

looking at the wild honey hive in Haiku Maui HI

The brood combs were loaded into a vacant "hive" box where they will hopefully take hold and this will become their new home.  At some point it was apparent that the queen was moved as well and the new box was covered up and loaded on the back of his truck. We grabbed the pail of honey and got out of there quickly. Yes, they were stung in a few places, but they were expecting it and not surprised or complaining much.  Ouch... I would have been.

putting the drone combs in the new hive

Processing the combs was interesting. First off, vacuuming all the live and dead bees off the bucket and combs while sorting through them and trying not to get stung. Then the cleaned combs were put into a big canning pot and heated up so the honey and beeswax separate. After cooling overnight the wax just comes off. There's still plenty of debris ( bee parts) in the honey so it gets strained. We just used a paint strainer cloth and that worked great.

honey comb in the pot for heating up

The end result was poured into sterilized jars and capped, ready to give away for Christmas presents! Lovely natural raw honey from wild honey bees in Haiku Maui Hawaii. The flavor is like nothing else! We  know these bees have lots of tropical flowers to harvest, such as guava, Christmas Berry, heliconias, basil, papayas and more.  Since we don't use Roundup or other nasty poisons on our property it's reassuring to know this will be a superior product. I love that our neighborhood consists of people who also respect the land and try to grow organically, and keep it low-key. No big business farming in this area!  We love living in Haiku Maui.

Do you want to find a home for sale in Haiku Maui so you can raise your own bees?

Haiku Maui honey from wild honey bees.

As you can imagine I am experimenting with lots of new recipes that include honey. We are very grateful for our sweet honey bounty from Haiku bees. Do you have any favorite honey recipes to share?

honey bee on ti flowers, Haiku Maui HI

 

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

direct: 808 283-0635

 

Georgina hunter realtor
Wordless Wednesday - Huelo Maui tropical paradise - tropical flowers
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Wordless Wednesday - Huelo Maui tropical paradise - tropical flowers

Tiki man in front of 216 Door of Faith Rd

red heliconiasparakeet flowers in Haiku Maui

blue ginger plants, Haiku Maui HI

shell ginger, Haiku Maui HIginger plants in Huelo Maui HI

checker walls at 216 Door of Faith Rd, Haiku Maui HI

216 Door of Faith Road, Huelo Maui, Hawaii 96708 MLS#359610

216 Door of Faith Rd - garden

You've never seen a house quite like this!

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

800 667-5028 ex 8241

direct: 808 283-0635

 

Georgina hunter realtor
216 Door of Faith Rd., Haiku Maui HI 96708 - Post Modern jungle estate
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

216 Door of Faith Rd., Haiku Maui HI 96708 - Post Modern jungle estate

216 Door of Faith Rd., Haiku Maui HI 96708 - Post Modern jungle estate

Lanai at 216 Door of Faithcolorful exterior at 216 Door of Faith Rd. Haiku Maui

You won't see many other homes like this!  Very fun and brightly colored, with many interesting corners to explore.  The 2 acre estate has 7 circular gardens filled with lush tropical flowers and trees.  There's a 3BD/2BA house and detached cottage which are well separated from each other and very private.  Call for an appointment to see this wonderful Haiku Maui home for sale.

search HAIKU MAUI homes for sale in the Maui MLS

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Wailea and Paia Maui, Hawaii

808 283-0635

Georgina hunter realtor
Hello Mr. Jackson, what are you doing here in Huelo Maui?
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Hello Mr. Jackson, what are you doing here in Huelo Maui?

jackson chameleons

I was pleasantly surprised to meet this little fellow this morning, as he was crossing the road.  We don't usually find Jackson's Chameleons in this part of Haiku, the Huelo area.  We've brought some here in the past and let them go, but that was a really long time ago.  This young male can't be very old and was probably born here.

They aren't native to Hawaii but they have adapted well in the upcountry area of Makawao which is not far away, but a higher elevation.  They like high humidity and need cool temperatures at night.

jackson chameleon in Huelo Maui

When he's out in the open he's pretty easy to see, and that's how I spotted him.  But just wait until he gets amongst some leaves and greenery, and if you blink you'll never see him again!

jackson chameleons

When these lizards stand still they are very, very hard to see.  With their cute little feet and prehensile tail they can cling to just about anything, and they love to climb.  They feed on insects and fruit and can catch flying bugs with their incredibly long tongue.  Mr. Jackson here is only about 7 or 8 inches long with his tail, climbing in a hibiscus bush.

SEARCH HERE: HAIKU MAUI vacant land for sale ~ HAIKU MAUI homes for sale 

Join the Haiku Maui Facebook Group 

Buying or selling a home on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.

Call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL 

Search the Maui MLS listings here  

Aloha from Maui... 
slow sign

  

Georgina hunter realtor
Paul Newman sighting at the Twin Falls Farm Stand in Haiku Maui HI 96708
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Paul Newman sighting at the Twin Falls Farm Stand in Haiku Maui HI 96708

Paul Newman coconut head

I don't know about you, but I think this painted coconut looks a lot like Paul Newman.  You'll find this coconut and others at the Twin Falls Farm Stand on the Hana Highway in Haiku Maui.

You can also get a nice cold fresh fruit smoothie made with local bananas and pineapples, and sugar cane juice.  Just the thing after a hike into the jungle to see the waterfalls.

Search for HOMES and LAND for sale in HAIKU MAUI HAWAII

Twin Falls farm stand, Haiku Maui HI

 

Buying or selling a home on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.

Call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL 

Search the Maui MLS listings here  

Aloha from Maui... 
painted coconuts, Haiku Maui HI
These painted coconuts were at the Haiku School Ho'olaulea and Flower Festival.

 

 

Georgina hunter realtor
Speechless Sunday - Summer sunflower patch in Haiku Maui HI 96708
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Speechless Sunday - Summer sunflower patch in Haiku Maui HI 96708

Speechless Sunday - Summer sunflower patch in Haiku Maui HI 96708

Haiku Maui HI sunflower

Haiku Maui HI 96708 land for sale 

search Haiku Maui HI homes for sale  

 
 
Buying or selling a home or land on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.
Call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL 
Aloha from Maui... 

ActiveRain blogfacebook profilemy flickr photosget LinkedIn with meYouTube channel for the MauiHunterTweet with me on TwitterRSS 

 
Georgina hunter realtor
Haiku Maui HI land for sale - 5 beautiful acres coming soon
Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

Haiku Maui HI land for sale - 5 beautiful acres coming soon

5 acres vacant land in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI 96708

Access road already in place.  This is another off-grid property for people who want sustainability.

5 acres vacant land in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI 96708

Partially cleared with many good building sites.  Not too steep.

5 acres vacant land in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI 96708

Nice ocean views.  Many mature trees.

5 acres vacant land in Huelo, Haiku Maui HI 96708

Check out this beautiful 5 acres of land coming on the market soon.  Ag zoning allows you to build a home or two. Further subdivision may be possible.  More details to follow when this great Haiku Maui property hits the market.

 
Buying or selling a home on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.
Call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL 
Aloha from Maui... 

ActiveRain blogfacebook profilemy flickr photosget LinkedIn with meYouTube channel for the MauiHunterTweet with me on TwitterRSS 

Haiku, HI Real Estate Professionals
Explore ActiveRain