Macadamia Nut Honey
Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Honey, raw, straight from the hive. This Big Island favorite comes from the nectar of the Macadamia Nut flowers. It is a deep amber colored honey that is flavorful, bold, rich, and nutty like the macadamia nut itself. This is one of Hawaii's strongest and darkest honey. The Macadamia Nut honey is a popular varietal honey with both locals and visitors alike. If you enjoy this honey, quantities are limited and we sells out every year. In Pahala, there is a small period of time when the Macadamia Nut tree bloom along with the Ohia-Lehua. We separate this floral nutty honey and provide it as Pahala Wild Flower Honey.
The History of the Macadamia Nut in Hawaii
The Macadamia nut is also called bush nut, maroochi nut, bauple nut and Queensland nut. It is also known as the Hawaiian nut because these trees were first commercially grown in Hawaii. The main reason why Macadamia nuts are so expensive is that it takes much longer for the trees to bear fruit. If you grow the tree from seed, you'll have to wait four or five years for the first harvest.
The Macadamia Nut mature as clusters before falling onto the ground for harvest[/caption]