Huka Honey Hive, Taupo

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Treat yourself to New Zealand's largest range of honey products at Huka Honey Hive. Learn about the story of honey--from bee, to hive, to jar--in the educational area, with special views inside beehives providing insight into the beguiling lives of one of nature's most important species. Taste a variety of different honeys and honey products before purchasing your favorites at the onsite shop. The knowledgeable staff happily discuss the many uses of honey and the health benefits it provides, including in imaginative skincare products. With so many delights on offer, make sure to try the local favorite: gourmet honey ice cream. Using our custom trip planner, Taupo attractions like Huka Honey Hive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Dropped in to have a look. Good place for a stop. A million different flavours of honey and honey-flavoured things (mead, soap, icecream, etc). The kids were quite interested in it all. They dressed u...  more »
  • A nice shop if you are looking for honey products as they stock everything and a good opportunity to taste honey and the wines made from it. Good place for kids to learn about making honey and see som...  more »
  • Displays and educational exhibits. Super interesting, cute and free place to visit. Coffee is not bad either!  more »
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  • Excellent place for shopping honey and it's products. Very large selection of cosmetic products including skin care, sun block, facial care, and body lotion. Nice selection of spirit and wine which is based on honey. Brilliant sets of honey sweets. End your visit with assorted tastes of ice cream. Love this place with its outstanding presentation. Kids and family would love visiting this place and see real life bees hives.
  • Nice place to stop over on the way to huka falls to learn more about bees and honey. They offered free tasters of all their honey at the back which is really nice. The honey ice cream is tasty so worth a try. And they sell all sorts of honey products including drinks and hand creams. There's also a window into where all the bees are which is cool yet a little bit icky. Also, if you're coming here - check out rock and ropes next door, it is awesome fun for all ages!
  • GREAT place to buy honey! They have a free tasting of almost every honey they sell (got a good range of selections as well). They also have a small education corner about honey (there is a live honeycomb with real bees that you can see through). Got kids corner as well. And the best is you have to taste their honey ice cream! Superb! The staffs are also informative and friendly.
  • Interesting if you don't know much about bees. A fair few different types of honey and some beauty products made from bee products like royal jelly and bee venom. Wouldn't really need to stay more than 40 mins here.
  • nice place to visit if you love honey. you can taste free honey there. you can be ther for an hour but with kids it might take longer. the honey ice cream is tasty.

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