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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  • Stopped in with Master 6 and we both loved it (even though we aren’t big honey lovers). So many interactive bits for the kids, including a bee playstation game which I had to pull Master 6 off...  more »
  • Hi Travellers It is a very nice small attraction to visit with kids and explore more about honeybees. Lots of products made out of honey and a nice kids zone for indoor activity. Friendly staff...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Kids liked it and it's free. Had bees working behind glass so they could see what bees do.  more »
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  • A lovely place to spend some time, learning about bees, enjoying ice-cream, coffee & relaxing. The place is air conditioned. The staff are very friendly. I Learnt about about honey from the demonstration. I didn't realize that honey had different antibacterial grades! Cool! Enjoy and taste!
  • This place showcases a lot of honey and beekeeping related products, both historical and present-day. Many of which I was not aware of existed until I came here. Their honey ice cream was very delicious! The staff were helpful with local recommendations. They have their own beekeeping operation as well, you can see the bees in their honey comb structures. Quite impressive!
  • A lot of great info, as well as 3 different life gives you can see into. One of the best things about this setup is the large variety of Mead you can try before you buy (alcoholic beverage made from honey). They mix the Mead with several different kinds of spirits too (like whiskey, scotch, brandy, etc.), so it's a unique experience for sure!
  • You get to taste different kinds of honey for free, and they have a few displays for historical bee keeping equipment. You can also buy other things there such as hats, books, based on the theme, "honey". Its a nice place to check out if you're nearby. They also have a cafe, if you're hungry.
  • Me and my wife went here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, very educational and filled with yummy treats. My wife loved the lavender honey and was personally persuaded to buy a jar.

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