Down on the New Farm – Bee Friendly Planting

Down on the New Farm – Bee Friendly Planting

Things have continued to progress well down on the new farm, not least the developments taking place in the gardens. The landscaping of the site continues with a very strong commitment to sustainability, including using coppiced wood from the site for the timber requirements and stone quarried from the site for dry stone walls. Within the designs of the hexagonal…

Taste the Countryside with Seasonal Honeys

Taste the Countryside with Seasonal Honeys

Quince Honey Farm produces a variety of different honeys, all collected from around 1500 hives situated in the glorious North Devon and Exmoor countryside. The bees start producing honey in the spring months and, if weather conditions are just right, can continue right through until winter. With an abundance of flora available to the bees in this stunning part of…

Summer of bees!

Summer of bees!

It’s the summer of bees! A great time to visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! Learn more…. The interesting displays and exhibits will teach you fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! This is also…

#Devon day

#Devon day

It’s DEVON DAY! Today is a perfect excuse (as if you need one) to try our Devonshire 4 seasons honey cream Tea. Taste the different seasons from our hives around North Devon ???? It’s absolutely delicious! Eat in or take away for a picnic. Share any of your Devon photos using #devonday #visitdevon  

Dandelion honey

Dandelion honey

With all the good weather we have had last week the bees have been out working the dandelions and making some delicious dandelion honey. We always hope for a warm spring in the hope the bees can collect the first of the years nectar from the dandelions. As the dandelion is a limited supply we currently only sell it in…

Heather honey cake

Heather honey cake

Heather honey cake 85g Butter 85g caster sugar 2 Eggs, lightly whisked 115g heather Honey 225g plain flour 1 tsp Baking powder Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Butter a 20cm cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, followed by the honey. Gradually add the eggs, followed…

Visit Devon awards

Visit Devon awards

In November we headed to Plymouth to join some of Devon’s amazing businesses to celebrate what Devon has to offer. We were so pleased and very honored to win THREE silver awards last night at the Devon Tourism Awards in Plymouth. #DevonTA Thank you for a fantastic night Visit Devon Small attraction of the year  Guided tour of the year Artistic, cultural…

Bee baths

Bee baths

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 have a go at creating a bee bath. It’s easy to make and you can sit back and enjoy watching the…

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