Recruitment

We have two seasonal positions available.   For more information about the positions call 01769 573401 or email ruby@quincehoneyfarm.co.uk...

Certificate of Excellence

We’ve been awarded a 2016 certificate of Excellence.  Thank you very much to all our lovely visitors and customers for taking the time to write such positive reviews. We always love to hear feedback so we can make all our visitors happy and enjoy their experience at the honey farm. If you have enjoyed your visit to the honey farm then please let us know… 😀 Review us here! 🙂 Thank you...

Attract bees to your garden

Help bees and make your garden look beautiful at the same time! Tips on how to attract pollinating insects to your garden > Aim to have plants that are attractive to pollinating insects in flower from early spring to late autumn. Winter flowering plants can also be of benefit. > Don’t pick dandelions in spring as these are one of the first food sources of the year for bees. > Encourage bees by keeping honeybees yourself. > Have nest boxes for bumble bees and other bugs or make a ‘bug hotel’ yourself using odd bits laying around the garden. Bees and other beneficial insects—ladybugs, butterflies, and predatory wasps—all need fresh water to drink but they need a landing pad to drink from. As the weather heats up in summer it can be challenging for our tiny friends to find a place for a good drink, but it’s easy to make the perfect bee watering hole. Line a shallow bowl or plate with rocks or marbles Add water, but leave rocks as dry islands to serve as landing pads. Place the bath at the ground level in your garden. (Put it near your bee friendly plants) Refresh the water often           Other ways to help bees   Support your local beekeepers   Learn more about bees and beekeeping Found a swarm?  Honeybees in a swarm are usually very gentle and present very little danger. They can be made aggressive if disturbed or sprayed with water. Just leave them alone and wait for a beekeeper to arrive. Contact your local beekeeper, find them on the BBKA website....

Limited Edition Ivy Honey

There is a new addition to the shelves at Quince Honey Farm –and once it’s gone it’s not known if or when it will be back. The ‘limited edition’ ivy honey is the rare product of this year’s milder winter season. Bees do not usually produce enough honey to harvest during the cold months, and many lose a proportion of their colony. But Quince Honey Farm’s Ian Wallace said this year had been so mild, beekeepers had been able to yield a crop of the special ivy honey. Read more about our limited Edition Ivy Honey > North Devon Gazette   OR   Daily Telegraph  To order some Ivy Honey please give us a ring on 01769 572401 or pop in to the shop (while stocks last)  ...