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Review of Island Beehive

Island Beehive
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This business is in an assuming building on the road leading out of Kingscote. It would be easy to drive past it without realising that it's such a gem.

When you walk in, there is a large showroom containing a wide variety of fascinating goods. Naturally, most of them are honey-related.

Just near the entrance is a tasting bar where you can sample several of the different types of honey they offer.

Apparently, the original source of the bees for this business come from Liguria in Italy. In order to protect the purity of the local honey, it's illegal to bring honey products into Kangaroo Island.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were greeted warmly by a young lady who organised to take us on an informative tour of the honey-making facilities in the rear of the showroom.

We were very glad we stopped here. It was a memorable experience. It is well worth visiting.

Thank Stephen B
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Islandbeehive, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good look around our shop, some people think 'it's just a honey' shop but it is much more then that :) We love to educate people on the originality of our bees and the way they work - if someone walks away knowing just one new thing we are happy! Thank you again and enjoy your future travels.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

As soon as you enter there is so much produce and giftware. In particular the honey samples and types of honey to buy. The prices are very reasonable too.
We had some morning tea and can strongly recommend the hot chocolates and honey icecream. Even my husband loved the icecream and he isn't a huge fan of honey.
There are a few toys to keep the kids entertained if you need to whilst browsing the giftware and produce. Make sure you include them in the honey tasting though - too good to miss.
The kids also liked seeing all the bees in the inside of the glass.

We didn't do the tour so cannot comment.

Thank psboll
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Islandbeehive, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you so much for your review. You have put time and detail into this and it does not go unnoticed. We love that you gave the shop and cafe a great look and got to see most of it. We are very happy you enjoyed your time here - if there is a next time hopefully we can show you our tours and let the kids enjoy honey straight from the frame!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Why did we visit again this year?....because we remember how spotlessly clean the toilets are!
The Scones are to die for.
The staff are friendly ,warm and polite.
The gifts and produce are eclectic
...and best of all I stocked up on K.I Wild Olive Oil...a must.
See you again next time, and thank you.xx

Thank Beaney B
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Islandbeehive, Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thanks so much for your great reply! We love to here people feedback especially the positive. Happy we could make your time enjoyable.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

A great place to drop into to taste yummy scones baked fresh every day on the premises.Friendly, helpful staff and a wide range of gifts and honey based products to purchase.

Thank Jane J
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Islandbeehive, General Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Thank you for your comments - we are very proud of our homemade scones! Glas you enjoyed them.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

The island beehive has by far the best fluffiest scones with jam and cream on the whole island! Baked fresh daily... Hot chocolates are great too... Yum!

Thank TravelBuddy2323
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Islandbeehive, Public Relations Manager at Island Beehive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Thank you so much for your review! We loved hearing you enjoyed our scones so much. Definitely made the whole team bee happy today.

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