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Address: Kingscote SA 5223 Australia 59 Playford Hwy, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8553 0080
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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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Honey yes

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
charles6346
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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600 reviews
326 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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481 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stopped in on a warm/hot afternoon where we had some cool honey refreshments. Sparkling Honey Drink and Honey Comb Iced Coffee. The gift shop is clean and modern. Honey and Honey Mead available for tasting.

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and making a review. We are glad you enjoyed your café treats and found us clean and modern. Hope to see you again in future. More 

Geelong, Australia
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171 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Island Beehive as my husband has an interest in bee keeping and enjoyed the $5 per head tour. It was a little rushed however as our guide was restricted to the 20 minute time limit. We also enjoyed coffee with honeycomb and had been told the honey ice cream was also delicious. Lots of honey related products... More 

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

Hello there thank you for your review. It was lovely to hear you enjoyed your tour and found it interesting. Apologies if the tour felt rushed in any way but due to staffing on the day we need to ensure tours are finished before the next scheduled time. I am glad you enjoyed the honey comb latte also. More 

Kangaroo Island
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop and try the local honey, they have many different varieties, you can also do a tour to learn more about the industry, their coffee is great too, fantastic friendly service

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Nikki! Will see you another time. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A large, easy to find building, just out of Kingscote, with a nice gift and souvenir area, and free honey samplings. There is a cafe and lots of tourist information. We wandered around for a while, but there was nothing that we had not seen elsewhere. I did not find the place as warm or welcoming.

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Thank Leah G
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. Everyone has different opinions on which is better so it is great you had the time to see both for yourself. We are disappointed you did not find us as warm and welcoming as Clifford's. Our staff try very hard to ensure all customers feel welcome but this seems to have not happened on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

So accommodating and amazing place for my family to learn about the honey process! This honey tastes amazing!! We love this place !

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andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you learned something from your visit and enjoyed the honey tasting. Best wishes for 2017! More 

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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The shop has good location, on the way to Kingscote. The shop has cafe and 3 type of honey to taste. A little pricey. However, you can see the working bees and some bee information. Good to visit to gain some knowledge.

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Thank Nicky H
andthenkylieee, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you learnt something from your visit with us and tried our honey. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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167 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Make sure you try the yummy honey ice cream. We enjoyed ours here very much. This honey shop is accessible by fully sealed road compared to the other honey shop on the island. I enjoyed both visits.

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

The ice cream is to die for, especially on hot days like we have had of late. We are glad you enjoyed the ice cream and found the shop easily accessible. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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