In 1970 Richard Spiegel, was a member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and had a small "storefront" law practice in Washington, D.C. He left the law practice to travel and then "settled down" to an intense exploration of country living "subsistence style." After four years on the Canadian-Washington state border with only wood fires for heat and cooking in below zero temperatures, a chain saw cut between the eyes sent him to the warmth of the Big Island of Hawaii to heal.
In 1977, living on the Big Island of Hawaii, Richard and his late wife Laura began 16 years of working together developing a way to capture the exquisite nectar of the Kiawe flower in its most natural form. After Laura died in 1993, Richard left his position as Executive Director of West Hawaii Mediation Services to get his feet back on the ground. He returned to the Kiawe forest to work with the bees to increase the availability of this exquisite honey. Click here to read more about Our Philosophy.
National Geographic Traveler Magazine calls it "...some of the best honey in the entire world."
There are a few major factors, among many, which are essential if the natural excellence of this honey is to be maintained from the time it is collected by the bees until it finally reaches the palate of the discriminating patron.
Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey is a unique and exquisite honey. There are many reasons that make it so unique, among which are its purity, nutritional qualities, exquisite taste, silky smooth texture, and pearlescent white color. Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey has a unique, deliciously delicate, tropical flavor, and, unlike most honeys, an unprocessed, naturally thick, buttery texture - a delight to the palate and tongue.