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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  • Free entry makes this an interesting stop off, There are working hives to view, and every conceivable honey product imaginable to purchase. 
    Free entry makes this an interesting stop off, There are working hives to view, and every conceivable honey product imaginable to purchase.  more »
  • So educational....great presentation.....Jill was VERY understanding and patient with my elderly father who also really enjoyed the experience 
    So educational....great presentation.....Jill was VERY understanding and patient with my elderly father who also really enjoyed the experience  more »
  • If you want to experience the wonderful world of bees the Huka Honey Hive in Taupo is the place to visit. Jill, the head beekeper, took a frame of honey in the Honey Shack, and everyone got to spin... 
    If you want to experience the wonderful world of bees the Huka Honey Hive in Taupo is the place to visit. Jill, the head beekeper, took a frame of honey in the Honey Shack, and everyone got to spin...  more »
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  • Lovely staff, big thank you to Lyn!! And Mark! Really nice to talk to and super friendly! Partner and I Loved the honey and Mead tasting. Got myself a jar of mount summers honey and vanilla, gorgeous! And we also got a bottle of bemrose estate, looking forward to having these 😁🌟
  • I've been visiting this place since I was a kid, so for me, it's the quintessential honey experience. It's changed a lot since I first remember it, but it's the same welcoming experience, with a remarkable array of honey, and honey products. The themed area for the kids is something ours still talk about, as well as having the chance to learn *so much* more about bees, hives, and honey. Being able to not only see them coming and going, but also at work inside the hives is a remarkable experience, which I always marvel at!
  • I had a fantastic time at Huka Honey Hive doing their beekeeping tour. Our tour guide Jo gave an insightful and passionate talk on bees, and all throughout the tour I felt in very safe hands. It was so lovey to see the 'girls' (bees) go about their business, and they were quite undisturbed by our presence. The whole hive was deconstructed so we could see all working parts of it. We even got to meet the Queen! The best part was spinning the honey to take home at the end of the tour. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
  • Adorable shop! All things bee related can be found here. Really friendly people and great products. Worth the stop
  • A brilliant shop, so tidy, clean, filled with interesting and amazingly good products. Staffed by people who enjoy their job and know retail. We came across it by accident but we will definitely go back again on purpose!! So many things to learn and so many fantastic items to try. We shared some of our goodies with friends and family and I'll be buying some of them on line now that we have had them once!! Great experience. It also has a learning area and play area for kids, couldn't ask for more.

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