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Island Beehive

Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Very touristy. Good coffee and dining area. Honeycomb icecream was tasty.

This very large modern shop and factory is located just outside of Kingscote on the main road to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
westy54
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Sydney
Honeycomb ice cream

The honeycomb ice cream is to die for. The coastal honey limited edition and also their vintage... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jujeyco
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Perth, Australia
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Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (30 reviews)
“honey tasting” (25 reviews)
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Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very large modern shop and factory is located just outside of Kingscote on the main road to the airport. There is plenty of onsite parking including for small and large tourist coaches. There is a vast array of products on sale here, in addition...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed the honeycomb ice-cream and coffee. We try hard to get local and Australian made products. our business caters for locals, self drive and coach travellers Please come again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The honeycomb ice cream is to die for. The coastal honey limited edition and also their vintage honey is worth checking out. It’s very unique in their taste. There’s also a lovely information area for kids and adults regarding lingurian honeybees etc.

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review. We are happy to see you appreciated the tastes of the different honeys available.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A latte with bee pollen... why not?! Definitely worth trying for something different, the pollen adds a sweet and fruity touch. Cheerful service, a pleasant seating area and a wide range in the gift shop, including a few varieties of the ubiquitous KI honey (with...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We recommend the Ligurian latte or the honeycomb latte also for something different. Glad you experienced this on your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good drinks, lots of very interesting informatiuon, good shopping and the honey was amazing. Not allowed to bring it home to WA though. My sister from Qld could take honey home with her though.

Thank dliesch
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit even though you could not take home any honey with you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem, quite a surprise. Fascinating learning about ligurian bees, unique to Kangaroo Island, and even more so to discover an actual hive 'working' in the venue. Fascinating to watch the worker bees attend the queen. Watching them leave the hive up through a...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you found learning about the bees fascinating, as we do also. Enjoy your travels and hope you can visit again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Island Beehive building painted in honey colours invites and welcomes visitors, who will not be disappointed. There is honey for tasting before you make your selection from well stocked shelves. Honey ice cream and good coffee are an indulgence when consumed in the comfortable...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is very informative for other visitors which is wonderful. It seems you really spent the time to indulge in everything we have to offer which is excellent. We do not provide a video show...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Great main road location, easy access, huge warehouse type shop with honey tasting, goods to buy, cafe with real coffee, scones honey and cream, locally made honeycomb, honey ice cream. Tours and info on bees and honey making offered..u will be astounded how honey making...More

Thank philljan
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review. Glad you found the experience educational and learnt all about the honey making process while you were with us. It seems you had a very thorough experience and have given a very informative review which is excellent. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

What a great place to visit learn about the liguran bees. Best place to purchase local organic honey and have a Honey Ice-cream experience

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and learnt about the Ligurian bees. Hope you can visit again one day.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great shop. It has heaps and heaps of great novelties and presents to take home for loved ones. We bought several but love the owls. They had a hive in the store and we could clearly see the queen bee.The staff were very good and...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious treats here! Free honey to try, amazing honeycomb and awesome honey ice cream. Recommend anyone to go and try it out.

Thank Mrsneidert
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad you enjoyed your visit here.

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