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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  • Visited and bought 3 400g jars of the UMF5+ Tahi Manuka Honey. Searched for the same product afterwards and found that they go for as low as NZD29.90. Huka Honey Hive was selling at almost 50% more, N...  more »
  • We called in here as it was raining. Now that the kids are older 10 plus not so interesting but younger children enjoy the bee activities.  more »
  • The whole shop is a wonderful experience to spend time in and enjoy a warm drink or a delicious treat of gourmet ice cream. There is plenty to learn inside, as well as the opportunity to taste some am...  more »
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  • From Japan:) Great shop! There are various cosmetics, foods and alcohol related to honey. Also, we can learn about bees. I had Kapiti ice cream here, and it was extremely delicious!
  • Nice shop with informative details on bees and honey. Very friendly staff at the sampling of honey booth. Thinking of buying honey but just too pricey. After all, it's a nice short stop after viewing Huka fall.
  • Very lovely place with wide range of product what you can try and then decide if you want to purchase it. The only thing is that everything there is pretty expensive. For what is on the picture we paid $350. :( But quality is amazing I must say.
  • Was so much stuff to look at and purchase. We had taste test on the honey wine and the honey itself. Cute lil kids area and real bees behind the glass to enjoy watching.
  • Great atmosphere! Staff were friendly at the tasting area however the honeys you buy and other items are expensive compared to other places Other than that, it's a place where you must visit!

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