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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

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New Zealand and Australia cruise dairy: Napier Port, part 10

Our group passed by the Arataki Honey Center for half an hour. During this time a young lady from... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
GreenThumb331
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Manila, Philippines
Bee amazed and bee educated

What a contribution to the community this business has made in providing this free attraction and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Des H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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You will be amazed at what you will discover, when you visit Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. Here you will be able to explore the fascinating world of the humble honeybee in a modern & interactive environment. With many activities on offer including...more
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66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Compared to last visit we were breif, half n hour as honey tasting was meant to be highlight but B moisturiser testers the theme this time however of no interest to the males. LOST its sense of family shopping atmosphere, try b4 you buy!More

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Gayle H, General Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

I'm so sorry you were disappointed with the smaller size of tasting spoon. This is not to control the tasting sampling but rather to be environmentally conscious. As you may appreciate we go through thousands of sampling spoons a year and to use plastic was...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Our group passed by the Arataki Honey Center for half an hour. During this time a young lady from Arataki gave us a quick overview. We got to observe honeybees in the large glass observation hives. We saw a queen bee among the worker bees....More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for taking the time to write your great review.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

What a contribution to the community this business has made in providing this free attraction and what an educational experience. You learn from very knowledgable staff, interactive activities and superb displays all about bees and the production of honey. I learned about the queens, the...More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for such a delightful review. Its really wonderful that we were able to help you learn so much about our little workers here at Arataki Honey.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Ha! Like a beehive, the good stuff is inside. Very pleased I took the kids there; we tasted the varieties of pure honey, studied the cut-away live hives, found the queens and watched the dancing bees, learned a lot - then bought some honey. How...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a quaint little place to visit with several things to recommend it. The honey tasting with lots of varieties to sample is worth the visit alone. Honey makes for a good gift for friends and family back home and it's great to be...More

Thank Derek R
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

What a lovely review. Thank you for visiting and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great outing to take the kids as there are interactive activities plus the honey samples and all this for free.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A great visit for all ages. Children are well catered for with games and books to read. Interesting to see the bees at work and see the queen bees. Opportunity to taste the different types of honey and try the different beauty products available that...More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I hope you get to visit us again.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

On a recent group visit to this Centre I was impressed with the reception, informed presentation of the staff and the variety of the resources to purchase. It's awesome! You can also taste extensively before you buy, great idea. Watch the bees working - all...More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you Jillian for your great review. I'm so glad we looked after you well and that you and your group enjoyed your visit to us. I appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited as a small group from school. The Staff showed us how the bees work and produce honey. The Staff were knowledgeable and answered our questions. They told us information about bees we did not know beforehand. We were lucky to be given free...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We spent an hour and a half here and found the displays interesting and informative. We bought some honey comb, 1 x clover and the other manuka honey combo. The lady at the counter wrapped them well to ensure that they would not get damaged...More

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