Huka Honey Hive, Taupo

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Gift & Specialty Shop
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Huka Honey Hive by using our Taupo vacation planner.
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  • Small place but great to learn about bees and honey. I enjoyed the educational posters very much and you also get to see the bees at work up close behind multiple glass windows. Free honey tasting was...  more »
  • It is interesting to visit this place to learn about the benefits of honey and bloom video on beauty products Queen Bee are many! Is a wonder all what is achieved with the honey and the big production that exists in this beautiful country so naturally pretty visit very interesting!
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  • The shop is huge with an amazing range of products from honey-related goods to non-honey goods. There is also a cafe where you can get some excellent-tasting goodies. A section of the shop is dedicate...  more »
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  • Visited with my course from the New Zealand School of Tourism Rotorua an I thought this place was "The bees knees" absolutely loved all the products they offered and you could sample everything! Walked out with the amazing lemon and passion fruit curd OMG so delicious especially on ice cream and toast! Big huge thumbs up and I will be going back to take my kids 😁
  • Nice to see the living bee hive. They also have some great honey alcoholic drinks
  • A lovely place to visit, with bees to see, honey to taste and wonderful products to purchase, plus a cafe!
  • Good experience for the kids to spot honey bees behind a glass, watch movies and taste different types of honey. Recommended specialy on a rainy day!
  • Fantastic! Free wine tasting, brought some great wines. Kapil I ice I cream always a favorite. But staff very friendly and helpful. No problem recommending a visit.