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“Interesting quick attraction”
Review of Island Beehive

Island Beehive
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Adelaide, Australia
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Interesting quick attraction”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Lots of nice Kangaroo Island honey and wide range of other honey and 'bee' products to buy; a tour of the honey factory if you wanted (fee involved), and teas/cakes. OK for adults, but not really much of interest for children, so about a 30 minute visit max - mostly a shop/café.

Visited July 2013
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“Honey”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

A lovely stop off. Plenty of bee related souvenirs. Free honey tasting. The girls enjoy having their photo taken by the Bee outside of the premises.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great store, excellent value”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Free honey tastings, honey ice-cream, gifts and souvenirs for the whole family, viewing of the bees at work, locally made products and honey products made right there at the store. Top it all of with some friendly staff and you have a great place to visit. Free entry to the store with the option of taking a behind-the-scenes tour for a [very] small fee. The honey is delicious (especially the creamed variety), but I highly recommend the honey and almond fudge on the front counter - delicious!

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Kangaroo Island Bees are unique”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This business in Kingscote does a very good job to inform and educate tourists about the Ligurian bee and the industry on the Island. Tasting areas are great and prices are good. The honey is unique in its flavour and all who visit seem to walk away with a swag of goodies. Please don't leave the Island until you have been to this shop.

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Adelaide
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“We got there before 'Play School'”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Everyone goes, including the TV presenters from Playschool on the day we visited. This is a great example of Island persistence in adversity, and based on a liking which became a profitable business, in this case a special breed of bees. The talk and shop are must-dos on a tourist trail.

Visited September 2012
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