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Welcome to Paradise Nectar

Quality and Integrity

Paradise Nectar is a family business based out of Wainaku, Hawaii. 

Paradise Nectar Apiaries was founded in 2008 by Jen Rasmussen Lair. 

Since then Paradise Nectar has grown from a dba to Paradise Nectar Apiaries LLC and is a leading provider of treatment-free honeybees, top bar hives, education, pure hive products, and much more. 

Paradise Nectar Apiaries

The buzz about us..

At Paradise Nectar Apiaries we believe quality and integrity are the most important ingredients in everything we create.  As parents with two growing children we see the importance of showing them how to care for the Earth and all life so that we may continue to enjoy this planet.  We spend our days in the gardens, tending to our cows, bees, sheep & chickens, and processing all the food and products we harvest.  It is a full and beautiful life and we love it.  Our bees are a big part of it.  They have made all that we have possible and continue to provide us with pollination for our fruit trees and vegetables, delicious hive products, and thanks to years of commitment and paying it forward, they continue to bring in financial support to keep this whole farming business as sustainable as possible.  We set high standards and like to live up to them.  That is our promise to you, pure products from the hive, and much more.

Paradise Nectar Farm & Apiary
The Paradise Nectar Team
Paradise Nectar Owner Jen Rasmussen Lair~ Bee Guardian

Jen Rasmussen Lair

Bee Guardian, Owner & Creator of Paradise Nectar

John Lair of Paradise Nectar Apiaries & Hawaii Tropical Fish Gardens at Paradise Nectar Farm

John Lair

Carpenter, Husband & Manager of Hawaii Tropical Fish Gardens

Bee Removal & Relocation, Wild Hive Removal & Education

Bee Removal & Relocation

Professional & Experienced

Paradise Nectar Apiaries Educational Offerings~ Workshops, Classes, Private Lessons, Apprenticeships, School Presentations & Hive Management Tutorials


K-12 & beyond

Hive Management

Treatment-free Honey Bee Care

Paradise Nectar Hive Maintenance Services for Hawaii Island.  Puna, Mt. View, Seaview, Honokaa, Kalopa Park, Hilo, Keaʻau, Kurtistown, HPP, Big Island


Exceptional Craftsmanship

Paradise Nectar Apiaries Top Bar Hives & Carpentry Services.  John Lair of Paradise Nectar Apiaries builds custom made hives with top bar, legs, roof, drawer & beetle tray.  Everything needed to start a hive today except the bees!


"Awesome and fun learning experience. Jen was great - personable and knowledgeable. She let us in on her farm life, explained in depth about bee life and answered allllll of our questions. It was a fun time, rain didn’t bother us at all as there is a covered area for the entire experience."

Yotam, April 2023

"This was our second time visiting Jen’s place to meet the bees; this time we brought our kids (ages 7-10). Everyone really enjoyed suiting up and heading down to the “bee yard” to get up close and personal with several hives. It’s obvious that Jen is passionate about what she does, and her connection with the bees is amazing. A small tour of the farm and some delicious honey samples were a great way to finish things up!"

Julian, March 2023

"I learned more about beekeeping from Jen in one day than all of the videos I had been watching combined!!  Not only is this apiary in a gorgeous location for a farm tour but the honey produced here is so delicious, and her merch is super cute too!  Jenʻs knowledge and expertise makes her a delight to learn from.  If I could give this place and my experience 10 stars I would!"

Candice D, May 2023

"Jen was very friendly and warm. We have a great time walking around their farm. Jen is very passionate about beekeeping, its unlikely that you could possibly finds anyone else who know the bees better than her. She teaches apiculture in the university. Besides the bees, their dog, goats and cows are very welcoming! 👏🏽"

Nirpeksh, January 2023


"Great experience! Be ready to learn about the different bees, their roles in the hive, what keeps them healthy, what threatens them, and how to deal with stings should one occur. Wear the gear if you’re apprehensive at all, and be sure to chow down on the delicious honeycomb provided at the end. You won’t be disappointed!"

Arturo, December 2022


"This was such a wonderful and eye opening experience. Jen was so welcoming and did a very thorough job in explaining her part in helping the honey bees. We walked through her farm where we saw so many beautiful flowers, fruit trees, and animals! We got hands on with the bees and I learned so much about the role of bees and our impact to them. This was a great introduction to the world of bees and I certainly recommend for anyone interested in learning more about bees."

Mary, August 2022

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