Harvesting the crops


Farm Stand

The Farm Stand at Kuilima Farm is located mauka of Turtle Bay Resort, across from Kawela Bay. Stop by to enjoy farm fresh goods and desserts!

Hours of Operation

Daily, 9am to 5pm

Farm Tours

Let one of our crew members take you on a 45-minute stroll through Kuilimaʻs diversified farm. You’ll learn a bit of history, culture, tour the fields and hydroponic system, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our farm-to-resort operation. Along with providing fresh produce to Turtle Bay and the North Shore community, sections of the farm are dedicated to Hawaiian crops and medicinal plants. Enjoy a enjoy a scavenger hunt for native Hawaiian plants throughout the tour, and maybe help us plant a few! Fun for all ages!


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am and 10:30am




Saturday-Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Pick farm fresh goodies straight from the soil and enjoy Spring photo opps throughout the farm: 

  • FREE entry
  • FREE parking 
  • U-Pick crops will include: Carrots, Beets, Sugar snap peas, Bush beans, Cilantro and more*
  • Spring photo opps, local food and beverage vendors, and farm stand treats 
  • Petting Zoo: $5 per keiki 

Buy a U-Pick bag in advance here and pick as much seasonal produce as will fit inside! 

*Varietal availability: Crop availability can vary based on weather conditions, seasonal changes, and unforeseen factors.

To learn more about upcoming events, follow us on Instagram @kuilimafarm

Kid looking at a vehicle on the farm


Part of Kuilima Farm’s mission is to provide activities that educate both residents and guests on regenerative agriculture and Hawaiian culture. Visit Kuilima Farm and explore:

  • A 25-acre model farm tour
  • A fully operational hydroponics facility: integrating techniques to produce more food in small, protected spaces and recycling water
  • A native Hawaiian garden located at the piko, or center, of our model farm
Bees hard at work making honey

We Make Honey!

Kuilima Farm is currently home to over half a million bees! Purple and blue flowers are honeybees' favorite colors (they see ultraviolet light) so Kuilima Farm with its herbs, fruits and food plant flowers is a great place for honeybees to find nourishment. Thanks to a partnership with Hānai Hives, the Kuilima Farm honey recently had its first harvest. The Kuilima Farm honey is hand-harvested in small batches with Aloha. It’s available for sale at the roadside Kuilima Farm stand, which is open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on your way to or from Turtle Bay Resort on the mauka side (mountainside) of Kamehameha Hwy.

  • Each beehive has 40,000 - 60,000 bees.
  • One bee in its lifetime produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey.
  • Worker bees only live six weeks.
  • Bees need to tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey!
  • The beehives can produce up to 100 pounds of honey per year, however we always leave honey on the hives for the bees as it’s their food source. This is especially important during the rainy season (they can’t go out to forage or their wings get wet and they can't fly home).
  • Honeybees have very distinct seasons here in Hawai‘i. Winter is the rainy season, and the bees experience a dearth in nectar flow. Spring is when the colonies start to build up and we see our first blooms. It really isn’t until May when the bees can start enjoying a steady nectar flow; that usually peaks in August here on the North Shore of O’ahu. Bees and beekeepers are very busy in summer—it’s swarm season! It’s all worth it come Fall when we can start harvesting that raw, golden honey.
  • Most (worker) honeybees are female—they do all the work— nursing, foraging, guarding, and engineering honeycomb. It's a matriarchal society, hence the Queen Bee! Males (the drones) don't have a stinger; all they do is mate.
  • There's only ONE queen bee in a hive. She can lay up to 2,500 eggs in a day and can live up to three years. Long live the Queen!