Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is a family run business which was first established in 1949. Now in its third generation and with over 1500 hives, they are always refining new beekeeping techniques and growing in knowledge.
Come and visit Devon’s working honey farm, set in over 40 acres, with beautifully landscaped Nectar gardens that are planted with millions of bee friendly plants.
Offering a whole day out, full of bee related activities for everyone!
During your visit you can head to the Honey Factory for a guided tour and learn all about how bees make honey, enjoy a honey tasting session and roll your own beeswax candle. There are viewing windows into the honey production areas so you can get a close-up look at how honey is extracted from the hive and then bottled in jars ready for sale in the shop.
The Bee Shed hosts the popular Beekeeping Demos where their team open a beehive from behind protective glass and explain all that you can see – will you find the queen bee?! You can even reach through gloves in the side of the wall to hold a frame of bees. The Be a Beekeeper 30-minute taster session also takes place here, giving you the chance to get suited up in protective clothing and have a go at beekeeping yourself!
Let the young and the young at heart buzz around The Play Hive Adventure Park where you’ll find the ever-popular indoor soft play, outdoor play area and lake – a fantastic space for children and families to enjoy together. Here you will also see their Critter encounter shows where you can hold a creepy crawly if you’re brave enough, plus a café serving light bites and refreshments.
The centre piece for the new attraction is the beautifully landscaped Nectar Gardens that can be explored and enjoyed all year round. Wander through the hexagonal plots, each with a different theme, and take in the seasonal display of colours and textures, with all plants being bee and pollinator friendly.
While you’re outside make sure you hop on a Beekeeping Tractor Tour to visit the apiary fields and view the fruit orchard and wild-flower meadows surrounding the main complex.
When you need a break, head back to the Visitors Centre where you’ll find the restaurant serving up delicious home-made meals, drinks and special honey cream teas. The perfect place to relax with a cuppa while enjoying views out to the gardens and woodland. And don’t forget to browse the Farm Shop selling a range of seasonal honeys, beeswax candles, honey skincare, gifts and local produce.
Come and discover your new Quince Honey Farm!