Summer holidays

We have a fun packed time for you here over the next 7 weeks! Daily Activities: Bee Talks Guided Tour of BeeWorld Critter encounters Candle rolling  Honey tasting session Under the viewing galleries you will find behind the scene work taking place. Monday: Wax room – candle making  Tuesday: Frame making (10-4) Wednesday: Bottling (10:30-1) Thursday: Frame making (10-4) EVERY FRIDAY at 3pm we will hold our infamous Bee Beard Show in the auditorium. From Mon 20th July until Fri 4th Sept As well as all of these activities there will still be time to visit BeeWorld and try a Devonshire cream tea in the cafe, play in the indoor & outdoor playhive, and visit the shop on the way out. Open 9am – 6pm every day! Make a BEE-line for Quince Honey Farm!...

Make your garden bee friendly!

Plants for bees! The first step is to choose plants for your garden that attract bees and plant them in a sunny spot. There are so many varieties out there of flowering plants that bees love, and they differ between seasons. You could purchase a bee mix of wild flower seeds (you can purchase in our shop) and spread them around your garden. The seeds in bee mixes are chosen because bees love them. Scatter the seeds in the garden or in a few pots to set around the garden, and they will keep the bees happy all summer long. Make a Bee Bath You want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a safe place to drink too! Add rocks or marbles to a shallow dish or bowl so that they sit above clean water to give the bees a place to land. Shelter for the Bees Make a bee hotel or buy a bee shelter! You can make your own buy filling a wooden box with rolls of paper or cut out bamboo reeds alternatively you could drill holes in to wood. Bees will help your garden...

Solar Panels

Quince Honey Farm makes nectar into golden honey and sunshine into money! We have had solar panels installed on the roof of the honey farm with the aim to save money and the environment at the same time. Bees are nature’s natural pollinators and important for wildlife. Collecting nectar from flowers, they make honey, one of the greatest natural sources of food energy. In the same way, solar panels make sunshine into electricity which is not only good news for nature but it also makes Quince Honey Farm money. You can learn more: http://www.sourcerenewable.com/news/?article=quince-honey-farm-makes-nectar-into-golden-honey-and-sunshine-into-money http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/South-Molton-honey-farm-gone-solar/story-26751415-detail/story.html#1  ...

Summer beekeeping update.

As summer is already here the beekeepers are busy tending to the hives all over North Devon, they have been splitting big hives and creating new colonies to make up for winter losses. I thought you might like to see a few photos from the past 2 weeks of beekeeping:       You can take a look right inside the busy hives of the honeybees in complete safety at our honey farm in South Molton and also taste some of their amazing...

Poem

Poem sent in by a customer: Quince Honey Farm are one of a kind The likes of which are hard to find Not for me the cheap imitation I like quality on every occasion! Their honey is sweet and beyond compare Lush and heavenly – too good to share! Change to another? – not in haste Not when I’ve found the perfect taste!! J.P Many thanks for sending this...