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Huka Honey Hive

65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8553
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Great place

Something for everyone. Lots of things to buy and try. Even the toddlers loved it . The staff were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy B
via mobile
Bee Central

We are honey lovers with a 4yo who is very interested in all things Bee. So there was definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B F
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Melbourne, Australia
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FREE ENTRY into New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy free tastings of honey, mead, liqueurs and fruit wine while you explore. Immerse yourself in all things honey with live beehive viewing, interactive displays, wellness products, divine honey based skincare and gourmet honey icecream.Our friendly, knowledgeable team look forward to welcoming you to our special place. Open 7 days. A complete honey experience.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“honey ice cream” (17 reviews)
“manuka honey” (12 reviews)
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65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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+64 7-374 8553
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something for everyone. Lots of things to buy and try. Even the toddlers loved it . The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are honey lovers with a 4yo who is very interested in all things Bee. So there was definitely something for everyone! My only quibble was that I was limited to tasting only 3 possible meads/liquers. I would have been interested in tasting - and...More

Thank B F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to try before you buy -lots of types of honey. There was a mead station too but no one serving at it. Lots of body care products all honey related somehow. Very good ice cream for sale, a few unique honey flavours. Cafe...More

Thank kinx81
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there and thank you for your comment and review. We are glad that you managed to take full advantage of our facilities and ALL that we have to offer, to those of all ages. Our Mead tasting and honey tasting are manned by one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on the way to the Huka Falls. For us a foreign visitors it was interesting to learn so much about New Zealand honey, especially their 'Manuka' honey. With so many samples of honey to try out we got a feel for...More

Thank Brock53
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brock Thanks for the review and rating :) We are glad to hear your time with us was enjoyable and that you were able to learn and experience the different varieties of Unique NZ honey as well as the very much sought after Manuka...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was lovely to taste all different types of honey products cute little cafe as well as some gift products

Thank James C
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James Thanks for taking the time to review and comment about your experience with us. We hope to see you again:) From us at Huka Honey hive. Merry Christmas

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

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, NZD43.99. Needless to say, I felt cheated as...More

Thank SamCMS
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello Mun Sum Chan Thank you for your review, We have spent many years looking at our pricing structures and over 25 years have been on par with our competitors, and our products are positioned at a very fair and comparable level. I too have...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Kim S
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi and thanks for your review. We are continually aiming to meet the requirements of all our visitors of all ages, so we appreciate your feedback which allows us to continually improve and create new and exciting spaces that will complement our current variety of...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

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 amazing honey before picking one to buy....More

Thank eztraveller2
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time visiting our store and picked up on the many key experiences to be had here at Huka Honey Hive. we look forward to having you visit again....More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here yesterday and had a great time tasting the different honeys! Also tasted red mead which was delicious as was the lemon passion curd! Very friendly staffMore

Thank shadyladynz
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi and thanks for your review. Our team are always thrilled to have feedback, we too love the many delicious items to try and taste - and yes, the lemon passionfruit curd is in particular a favourite. We look forward to having you with us...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Upon initial entry was immediately taken by its clean, open educational approach . However, having spent over $230 on products , my partner googled the wines on sale, only to find them being sold for half the price I had purchased them. When I later...More

Thank Peter L
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Peter L Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback. I am glad that the experience you had in-store was worthwhile and that you identified some of our key reasons people love to visit our Honey Centre. I have investigated my teams...More

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