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Review of Huka Honey Hive

Huka Honey Hive
Ranked #3 of 8 Shopping in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: FREE ENTRY into New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy free tastings of honey, mead, liqueurs and fruit wine while you explore. Immerse yourself in all things honey with live beehive viewing, interactive displays, wellness products, divine honey based skincare and gourmet honey icecream.Our friendly, knowledgeable team look forward to welcoming you to our special place. Open 7 days. A complete honey experience.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2014

A great place to stop and learn about bees! There were a lot of free samples to try, including: honey, wines, liqueurs and relishes. You can also have an up close look at the bees in their indoor hives.

Visited April 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Just another shop really”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The shop was ok, and nice to be able to try things before you buy. However it really was just another shop and not worth a special trip. Tie it in with visiting something else in the area.

Visited March 2014
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Orange, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A surprisingly great fact-filled spot”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

When my fiancé and I walked in to the Honey Hive, we were a little taken aback. It was just a big shop. However we were soon directed to the bee enclosures on the side. It was here that the fun began. Surrounding the glass cases of bee hives were fact sheets and interactive computers telling us everything we needed to know about bees. A little further on was a TV displaying a quite old documentary on bees. We must have sat watching for half hour. It was so interesting. My mind was officially blown. Bees are amazing!

After tearing ourselves away from the TV, we tried some mead wine. It was very sweet. I don't know if I could drink it more than once. It was a lot like port or sherry. It was interesting to taste the different varieties though. We then tested the honey. There were also many varieties and flavours. The best thing was it was all free to try. The staff were very friendly and informative.

Check this place out. It's well worth it. Just for the lessons on the bee way of life.

Visited March 2014
Thank Todd Y
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing flavours”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

alot of variety and different samples to taste - honey wine - even cosmetics. These intereative activites as well as an educational movie to watch. Also have a cafe there.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great free place for a rainy day”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is a great place to drop into as you drive by or when it rains. Its a large souvenir shop with great Bee information and hands-on activities. A good place to visit for a coffee and cake.

Visited January 2014
Thank Tessie2014
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