This Small Business Saturday, feel the warmth of community as we share a some of our latest updates at Aloha Green Apothecary. The sweet taste of local flavors takes center stage as we welcome our NEW infused Christmas Berry Honey, hand-crafted by MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD over on the North Shore. We’d like to take a moment to share more about our passionate local partner!

Who is Mānoa Honey & Mead?

Originally founded in Mānoa Valley in the late 90’s, the dedicated crew at MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD move with purpose and honor of nature’s gifts; recognizing the special relationship between plants, bees, and mankind. Yuki and Erika launched this family-owned-and-operated business back in 2014, producing a full line up of honey infusions & raising bees all over O’ahu.

They like to say “working hard every day – just like bees!”

With the goal of expressing the beauty of the special relationship between plants, bees, and mankind, we are honored to collaborate with this local small business for our second round of infused craft honey that is pure, raw, and contains no artificial ingredients.

Interested in knowing more about how they do what they do? Currently, MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD are offering their Bees To Mead Experience tours, where participants start off in their Honey House in Wahiawa & end with a mead & honey tasting with small cheese & fruit plate. Find more info on their tasting experience options here. Check out what these busy bees are up to at, or follow them on IG: @manoahoneymead.  

Christmas Berry Honey

Cozy into the holiday season with our second release made with the team at MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD. This hand-made, artisan honey product has 4.6mg of THC per teaspoon serving, infused with own Hawaii grown medical cannabis distillate and Hawaiian Christmas Berry Honey from MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD. This limited-edition holiday honey is harvested from Christmas Berry Blossoms in North Shore to central area of O’ahu. This honey has a taste reminiscent of chestnuts with a pleasant herbal afternotes, a perfect edible treat for the holiday season which does well in salad dressings & morning coffee.

Speaking of, try this simple dressing recipe for your next dose!

Merry Berry Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon infused honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


As we wrap up this Small Business Saturday highlight, we want to extend a heartfelt mahalo for joining us on this journey. Your support means the world to us, and collaborating with local talent like MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD is a testament to the strength and unity within our community. With our new infused Christmas Berry Honey, we hope to bring a touch of joy and sweetness to your infused holiday meals. Remember, every jar you purchase is not just a product; it’s a piece of our community, a celebration of local craftsmanship, and a commitment to fostering the spirit of Aloha. Wishing you a season filled with warmth, love, and the delightful flavors of our shared island home.

Mahalo nui loa! 🌟🍯🎄