Baking with honey! <3

Do you ever use honey in your baking?  Baking lover and friend of the honey farm Francesca has made a delicious honey tart, perfect for anyone who loves cakes & honey. For this recipe Francesca used our Clear Devon flower honey, and best of all she is going to share with us how she made it! If you love baking or just love cake (who doesn’t?) you may also want to check out her blog for more mouth-watering bakes! I’ll be straight up here – the only thing that makes this remotely Valentine’s related is the fact I put red rose petals all over the tart when I was finished. But hey, why not. Now we’ve got that out the way I have another confession to make – I am completely and utterly, truly hopeless at baking pastry. There, I said it. I have in the past been known to actually throw things across the kitchen when my pastry stuck to the worktop, or the edges burnt to a crisp in the oven. What I will say is I actually managed to combat both those things with this bake so it ended up looking a little bit less like a dog’s dinner. I won’t lie and say I’m completely happy with the presentation of this tart, but it’s an improvement from previous bakes and something to work on in future! Anyway, on to the bake. I have been wanting to bake something containing honey for a long time and I have had a recipe for a honey tart sat on my shelf for a while so I thought it...

Devonshire cream tea with honey!

Warm fresh scones, thick clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam, all make the perfect Devonshire cream tea! But, have you ever tried it with some Devon crushed honeycomb? Our Special Devonshire cream tea’s have an option of honey instead of strawberry jam and if you are a honey lover then it’s a must! You can choose from a selection of our honey’s to accompany your cuppa. – You may want to visit the tasting table in the shop first to decide which honey is your favourite (and of course it’s an excuse to eat more honey)!! Our Devonshire cream tea’s are just £4.95 The café is open weekends and Wednesdays as well as Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We are open daily from April...

Happy new year!

We hope all our lovely customers had a wonderful time over the festive period! We are back to our winter opening hours again. The play hive is open Wednesday, weekends and Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Check the opening hours or call us up if you would like some more information. Beekeeping starts again in mid March and we are all looking forward to a really great year! If you or someone you know is a keen gardener or in to wildlife and bees then maybe you would be interested in our one day courses. If you would like to know more and see a list of dates available then visit the beekeeping page or click...

Christmas gift ideas

If you are struggling with gift ideas for Christmas then why not treat someone to an annual membership, the vouchers are available to buy in the shop or over the phone. Annual Membership allows UNLIMITED access to the entire attraction for 12 months (as per our published opening times). Adult Only Membership – £11.95 per adult. – Any non-member children accompanying an adult member are admitted at our discounted party rate, currently £4.50 child. Child membership – £29.95 each.     PLUS – We are now offering beekeeping experiences for anyone who loves bees!! <3 A beekeeping experience day at Quince Honey Farm would make the perfect gift for someone thinking of taking up beekeeping or someone who would love the chance to spend a day in the countryside learning about bees! For more information head to the Beekeeping Experience Day page on our website.   For other gift ideas visit our Facebook page.  ...

Christmas time at the honey farm!

We are all really looking forward to Santa visiting us this weekend (we heard he has got some amazing presents to give out ;)!) There is a chance to ride a donkey to Santa’s grotto and meet his little helpers along the way. (See the events page for more info) There will be plenty of fun activities to do and plenty of delicious food to eat, with free mulled punch for every visitor! Here is a sneak peak at some of the festive treats on offer in the cafe, all homemade by...

Ride a donkey to Santa’s grotto!

Christmas festivities on 3rd & 4th December An extra special santa visit with a donkey ride to the Grotto, whilst meeting some of his little helpers on the way.   Every year Santa and his helpers visit us, so be ready with your Christmas present list to give to him! Christmas fun at the farm includes fun in the festive Play Hive, some alcohol free mulled punch and plenty of mince pies for everyone in the cafe! Admission: Adults £1 Child £2.00 Members & under 3’s Free Extra: Visit to Santa on a donkey £3.50 (inc gift) Visit to Santa £2.00 (inc gift) Please note: Weight limit for riding a donkey is 7 stone and under 16’s...