No stings!!!

We are really pleased that every bee beard show has gone well this summer!! – No stings!! We have been very careful to choose only sunny days to attempt a bee beard and volunteering our own beekeepers so they are very comfortable around bees too! Here are a couple of images from the recent bee beard shows...

Quiz night -for Cancer research UK

Saturday 10th September 2016 £11 per person *includes a roast dinner! The Sportsmans Inn, Sandyway, South Molton, EX36 3LU Teams of 6 – come as a team or just come along to make up a team. Tickets from: Committee members Honey Farm 01769 572401 Or South Molton TIC 01769 574122...

Dogs allowed

We welcome all well behaved dogs to visit the honey farm. We love all animals here at the honey farm and we wouldn’t want your furry friends to miss out on a fun day out! They are allowed everywhere – BeeWorld exhibition, Beekeeping demo, cafe and they can even listen to some talks if they wish 🙂 – The only places we can’t allow (for obvious reasons) is in the play areas. There is a water bowl out the front of the shop – let us know if it needs topping up or fresh water and we will be more than happy to do this for them. (The costume is optional) We hope to see you...

Daily activities

We have SO much happening EVERYDAY  this summer! Take a look at the itinerary below to plan your visit!        ...

Summer time

We have lots going on this summer with something happening every hour everyday from 10am until 4pm. We will be offering guided tours of the honey processing and bees, talks, candle rolling, beekeeping demos, Critter encounters and of course honey tasting sessions! Please check back for our timetable of activities FOR ALL AGES!  ...

Make a bee bath

Did you know… Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with their wings beating 10,000 times per minute and flying approx 15mph! Even if you can’t keep bees yourself you can still help them by keeping them hydrated. On warm days bees drink an amazing amount of water, so If you would like to help the pollinators in your garden then create a bee bath. Making your garden more bee friendly can be more than just planting flowers. You want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to collect water: a pond, fountain, or a bee bath. They need very shallow water to drink from. However, shallow water evaporates quickly. Birdbaths are not the best option as bees tend to drown if the water isn’t shallow enough. As for rivers and lakes, bees risk their lives trying to get water. A bee bath is easy to make and it’s a nice touch to help out your pollinating guests! After all, without those busy workers in the garden, you wouldn’t have as many beautiful blooms or fresh vegetables and fruits to harvest. You will need the following: Shallow dish Plant pot Stones/pebbles/marbles Fresh water Choose a spot in the garden that is shady. Turn a plant pot upside down and place a ceramic bowl on the top. Add the stones/pebbles/marbles (most important) then top up the bowl with water. Change and top up your water as often as needed. Did you know…Bees have to visit 2 million flowers to make 1kg of honey! Happy making!...