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Island Beehive

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Address: Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee...

Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.

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It was quiet when we stopped to avoid the rain. We were left to wander the shop, and learn from the information posted. No hassles. Kids loved the honey ice cream. We've... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Monica282
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was quiet when we stopped to avoid the rain. We were left to wander the shop, and learn from the information posted. No hassles. Kids loved the honey ice cream. We've really been enjoying the wax cappings since being home - yum

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Thank Monica282
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dropped in for some honey tasting and ended up going on a brief tour which was really insightful and run by Jackie whom obviously loved her job and Honey! A really cool spot for children to learn and to also taste the different varieties on offer on the island!

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Thank moorejamie618
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Jacky and found it insightful. Safe travels. More 

Boyne Island, Australia
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of honeys, tastings and nice coffee. We went each morning for morning tea. Very friendly quick service

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Thank Robzmob
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed morning tea so much that you visited us each morning. Hope to see you again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This business was recommended to us and we were very pleased we visited. There is an extensive range of just about everything connected to and made from honey, including some lovely skin products which we purchased. There are, of course, different local honeys to taste which were lovely and a cafe for refreshments. Well worth a visit when in Kingscote.

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Thank David W
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great shop full of honey products and local gifts. Watch the bee's hard at work then sample their amazing honey! Honey ice cream is great, i wish they sold bigger tubs!

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Thank M B
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed the ice cream and hone products. We too wish there was a bigger tub although that could be dangerous! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the guided honey processing tour and found the whole story interesting and enlightening. The facility has a good variety of souvenirs and a unique honey themed café. Their honey products make great gifts.

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Thank robertptyltd
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. I am happy you took the time to do a tour and found this interesting. There is much to learn about bees and honey production. We are truly blessed to have these special bees here on the island. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop in here whenever we're able to visit KI as we prefer the taste of their honey and also find the range and quality of allied products of a high standard. The staff are friendly and helpful - and the honey chocolate, available in bars on the front counter, is very 'moorish'!

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Thank Jay2000
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you prefer our honey to others and appreciate the other products we have in store. We will see you again soon I am sure :) More 

Huntington Beach, California
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602 reviews
326 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a shop and a small cafe. You can taste the honey before you buy. It is amazing the difference in the taste of the honey depending on the source of the pollen.

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Thank charles6346
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We love that you could taste the differences between the honey flavours. More 

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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481 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Island Beehive has five jars of honey at its entrance. There are dispensers with plastic spoons for tasting before you buy. I was surprised by the variety of different distinct flavors of honey from the ligurian bees (two of which I liked, and three I didn't care for). We bought a couple of jars for home use.

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Thank William P
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the honey you tried. I too am a fan of 2 flavours more then the other 3. Wonder if they are the same as your picks! Thank you for taking the time to visit us. Enjoy your honeys! More 

Au
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Happened on this beaut place. Thought we'd enquire about honey flavoured ice cream. Their ice cream isn't flavoured, it's imbued with real honey! Yummo Noticed an intriguing wall space which was buzzing with very busy bees. With the help of the lovely lady who sold us the ice cream we found the Queen bee. Lots of interesting goodies to buy... More 

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Thank SrAct3
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you for your review. We are glad you tried the ice cream, it is very popular amongst locals and tourists alike. More 

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