Sweeten any dish with honey from Hawaiian Rainbow Bees

Sponsored by Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

When it comes to the weekend, you can’t skimp on your breakfast game! HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are in the kitchen with honey from Hawaiian Rainbow Bees — their secret ingredient to keeping things sweet, but healthy. On the menu today are acai bowls topped with honey and a side of honey cornbread muffins.

Recipe: Honey Cornbread Muffins


1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole milk

2 large eggs

1/2 stick butter, melted

1/4 cup honey


1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2) In a large bowl, add cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

3) In another bowl, whisk together whole milk, eggs, butter, and honey.

4) Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.

5) Place muffin paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Evenly divide the cornbread mixture and bake for 15 minutes until golden.

6) Serve and enjoy!

Hawaiian Rainbow Bees is a small family owned and operated company focused on producing a local, unprocessed, healthy Hawaiian honey. Many of the bees the company maintains are located on organic farms and serve as important pollinators for these locations.

You’ll recognize the company’s honey in stores by its Tiki bottle. Its design was primarily based on Tiki from the Island of Hawaii “Place of Refuge,” and Tiki preserved at the Bishop Museum. The Tiki was chosen to represent its honey in hopes of sharing Hawaiian heritage and culture with the world.

Hawaiian Rainbow Bees honey also comes in an EZ-Pouch, which was created for the island’s “on the go” lifestyle. Soft and ready to go camping, to the beach, on hikes or even sporting events for that extra healthy boost. It was created with sustainability in mind, using less plastics that conventional bottles.

To learn more about how you can get the Hawaii Seal of Quality on your products, get more information here: sealofquality.hawaii.gov

For more information: hawaiianrainbowbees.com