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Island Beehive

Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Amazing honey

This place does the best honey on KI. There are different types to sample and lots of honey to buy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ahepworth82
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London, United Kingdom
Honey, honey

When we entered, the first thing we saw was to sample the different honey they had. They were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (30 reviews)
“honey tasting” (27 reviews)
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Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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"gift shop"
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"queen bee"
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"friendly staff"
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"ligurian bees"
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"different types"
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"nice coffee"
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"great place to visit"
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"related products"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place does the best honey on KI. There are different types to sample and lots of honey to buy on site in different sized containers. Especially loved the cup gum honey as I brought some back to the UK with me. Also try the...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We are chuffed that you think our honey is the best on KI! Cup gum is also my personal favourite. Thank you for trying the mead, glad you liked it. Happy travels!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we entered, the first thing we saw was to sample the different honey they had. They were delicious! My wife chose one for her and I chose one for myself. They had lots on info panels about bees and how to take care of...More

Thank Robby G C
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Robby C. Thank you for your nice review. The bee's actually can leave the store, it is a fully working beehive with an entrance through the wall and roof for them to get out. Apologies you were not told this when you were looking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island Beehive is commercial in appearance and carries a huge range of honey and honey products which are very well presented in a clean and orderly manner. Staff were friendly and we bought the Honey Mead which was delicious. Worth a visit if looking for...More

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review us. We are glad you found the staff friendly and honey mead delicious.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A comprehensive range of products, with honey tastings. Coffee is good. Close to Kingscote township.

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

Thank you for the review Bryan! Glad you enjoyed the coffee.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here our first day on KI and met an awesome assistant who was chatty, knowledgeable but knew when to leave us to our own devices. Yummy honey tasting and the honey mead was mmm!

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

Hello Joyce. Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The Island Beehive is certainly worth visiting for anyone who likes honey. Honey products vary from soaps to ice cream with, as expected, a large range of traditional honey to taste and buy. Ideal for a morning tea when visting Kingscote.

Thank Russell M
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your review Russell. Glad you found us worth the visit and had a thorough look around. We do hope you can visit again, maybe for morning tea.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. Honey tasting, loads of products, cafe nice scones butter and cream. We took a tour of the facility and found it so well worth the measly $5 they ask for the tour. So much information about bees and...More

Thank rowlong
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Everyone should definitely learn about the bees! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to do a tour. We do try to keep the tour prices low to give people the opportunity to learn about the honey industry and special Ligurian bees here...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We stopped by on our way to Emu Bay. Its a cute little shop that showcases honey in all its glory. They have a few different types of honey, so you can taste them. Was interesting. We missed out on the honeycomb icecream but the...More

Thank Global_Traveller_Syd
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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for visiting us and reviewing. Glad you found our shop interesting. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Definitely worth visiting , you can't miss the old red truck/bus. The staff are terrific, and with heaps of room to wander around

Thank Shendy65
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 20 April 2018

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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