Vote for Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm has been shortlisted in the North Devon Food, Drink and Tourism Awards 2017 for Best Visitor Attraction! Please vote for us. 🐝 Voting is open until midnight on Friday October 6th. Thank you 🐝❤ http://dc-media.co.uk/nd-tourism/vote-now/ We appreciate it very much, thank you to all our lovely customers. See you soon!...

The bees are on the Heather!

Quince Honey Farm successfully moved all our beehives up onto Exmoor in August, where they will stay until October. Each year our beekeepers move the hives up onto the moor so that the honeybees can take full advantage of the beautiful Exmoor heather. With all the rain we have had throughout August it wasn’t an easy move and there were a lot of tired beekeepers who had been working every night all night for a couple of weeks!   Exmoor Heather Honey has a much stronger taste and aroma than the flower honey, the thick creamy texture is perfect for spreading on a slice of buttered toast.  Feel free to pop in to the shop to try the different honeys collect and different times of the year.   This photo was taken of Exmoor by one of our beekeepers. Photo by beekeeper Ozcan Ahmed -Jason...

It’s the Summer of BEES!

Have you heard, It’s the SUMMER of BEES?! Share your photos with us using #summerofbees on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   Summer is the perfect time to celebrate bees and the work they do for the ecology of our beautiful planet. In North Devon the hedgerows, trees and fields are buzzing with life in the summer months. We want people to take the time to appreciate bees and learn more about their fascinating lives and at the same time we want to support scientific research projects aimed at helping bees and also we want to help beekeepers in poorer parts of the world. Seeds for bees will be available to buy at Quince Honey Farm this summer and all proceeds will go towards scientific research and Bees Abroad, a charity relieving poverty through beekeeping. We hope you will join us this summer at Quince Honey Farm where we are running a jam packed day of bee related activities every day suitable for children and adults.      ...

It’s the summer of BEES!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate bees and the work they do for the ecology of our beautiful planet. In North Devon the hedgerows, trees and fields are buzzing with life in the summer months.   We want people to take the time to appreciate bees and learn more about their fascinating lives and at the same time we want to support scientific research projects aimed at helping bees and also we want to help beekeepers in poorer parts of the world. Seeds for bees will be available to buy at Quince Honey Farm this summer and all proceeds will go towards scientific research and Bees Abroad, a charity relieving poverty through beekeeping.     We hope you will join us this summer at Quince Honey Farm where we are running a jam packed day of bee related activities every day suitable for children and adults.  ...

Get kids out learning this summer!

Get kids out learning at Quince honey Farm this summer!  Have fun and learn all about the fascinating world of the Honeybee. Nowhere else can you get so close to honeybees without needing protective clothing – will you be able to spot a queen bee? Plus, with experienced beekeepers on hand giving guided tours, you’ll be surprised just how many strange and interesting facts there are to learn about these fascinating insects. We offer a day full of activities which are provided by our friendly and knowledgeable education team. Ranging from our hands-on Critter Encounters bug shows to our engaging daily talks and candle rolling, there’s always something happening to make your visit all the more memorable. For those budding young beekeepers, we also run daily beekeeping demonstrations, as well as our Be a Beekeeper Experience; allowing visitors of all ages to get suited-up and try their hands at a spot of beekeeping. Take a guided tour of the factory floor and see how the honey gets from the hive to the jar. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to try our produce at the honey tasting sessions. There is a hive of activity for everyone!   Check out https://tutora.co.uk/get-kids-out-learning...

Be a beekeeper activity at Quince Honey Farm

Today Quince Honey Farm welcomed newest member Jason Parker to the team. He dived straight in this afternoon with our Bee a Beekeeper Experience. “Day one in my new role a Quince Honey Farm and, after a friendly welcome from colleagues, I spent the afternoon with the public delving into the fascinating world of the honey bee. We were given a guided tour of the facilities along with an in-depth talk on how Quince Honey Farm create their delicious honey products: which me and the rest of the group corroborated during the ever-popular tasting session! The highlight for me though was definitely getting suited up and joining beekeeper Alex as we ventured out to meet the hive face to face. Whilst the experience of holding a beeswax frame containing over seven hundred honey bees on it is a little nerve-racking, it is something I would certainly recommend. Plus, Alex and the rest of the team were always on hand to answer any questions that I or anyone else put to them; making my first day at Quince Honey Farm both fun and informative.”   Our Bee a Beekeeper Experience runs every day over the summer at 3pm and 4pm. Speak with our friendly shop staff to book a slot....