Bee Beard Show attempts

For this summer we are attempting a bee beard show every Friday, I say ‘attempting’ as sometimes the bees don’t do as they are told and we get stung! We now have a successes and failures chart on the wall, and we are hoping to get more successes than stings this summer. If the show doesn’t happen because of too many stings then we will give you a little talk and some time to ask questions to a beekeeper. If you turned up on Friday 24th July expecting to see a bee beard show then you will know this information already as the show didn’t happen unfortunately. The owner of the honey farm attempted a practice run before the public arrived and the bees were very grumpy and stung him quite a few times! This was really unfortunate but as the bees are unpredictable it is hard to say that you will definitely see  a beard of bees every time we plan it. We do however have a lot more successes to failures and hopefully every Friday we can provide you with a big beard of bees display!...

First Bee Beard Show of the Summer…Tomorrow!

Don’t forget if you are visiting Quince Honey Farm tomorrow then we will be hosting the first Bee Beard Show of the summer!  We always get excited when we are doing Bee Beard Show’s as it is so unpredictable, not everything always goes to plan and sometimes we get stung!! If you haven’t seen a show before then come along at 3 pm, we promise the bees are still behind glass and defiantly can’t harm you, only the Bee Beard volunteer will be at risk but they are all beekeepers and used to the...

Feedback

We love it when we read super reviews on our tripadvisor page and via email, it’s nice that our lovely visitors take the time to write such positive feedback after their visit! Thank you...

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  ...