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Address: North Road, South Molton EX36 3AZ, England
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+44 1769 572401
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Get a Buzz from your holiday and take a trip to Quince Honey Farm. The...

Get a Buzz from your holiday and take a trip to Quince Honey Farm. The family-run working honey farm has been producing quality honey since 1949 and has over 1000 hives deep in the North Devon countryside.

Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! 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! You may wish to take a guided tour or walk around at your own leisure.

There is something happening every hour during the summer! Don’t miss out on the bee talks and beekeeping demos which gives you the opportunity to hold a frame of bees if you wish.

There is a chance to make some beeswax candles and learn more about the different types of honey at one of the tasting sessions.

New for 2017 is the ‘be a beekeeper experience’ which gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside a beekeeper learning more in depth about bees and the art of beekeeping. (You can sign up for this on the day).

Any little bizzy bees won’t want to miss out on The Happy Bee play hive; the large indoor soft play area with nets and ropes to climb over. This is where you will also find the cafe offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream teas with honey.

There is an outdoor play and picnic area for when the sun is shining.

Visit Critter cabin and meet some slithery friends at one of the daily critter encounters shows.

Visit the honey farm shop to see the array of honey products on offer as well as beautiful handmade beeswax candles and skin care.

Make a Bee-line for Quince Honey Farm

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Best exhibition I've ever visited

We dropped into the cafe for a snack and to use the toilets. What a surprise! The snack was good, the toilets fine, there was an excellent play area for children but the big... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped into the cafe for a snack and to use the toilets. What a surprise! The snack was good, the toilets fine, there was an excellent play area for children but the big highlight was the free 'honey museum'. Brilliant interactive displays with something for every age. Lovely humorous touches had been added to informative notes. Factual information was... More 

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Sarah A, Marketing & Admin Assistant at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we’re very glad you enjoyed your visit to Quince Honey Farm, however, the exhibition and activities are not actually free! The café and shop can be accessed for free, but the rest of it does require an admission fee and a wristband will be issued to our paying visitors, which our staff usually check... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day (11th May) at Quince Honey Farm on a Beekeeping Experience Day course. We really enjoyed it. It was a very informative and reassuring introduction to beekeeping and built a confidence in handling the bees and the hives. We would certainly recommend this, even if you are not thinking of keeping bees, but just interested in... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my mum and daughter, not expensive to get in, loads of parking, big gift shop, honey tasting sessions, make a candle out of Bees wax, look at all the different hives on display, see honey being extracted, get a close up off the inside of a hive, talks, tips, have a Bee beard. Was a very good trip... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends for a couple of hours and watched the Bee talk and live Bees with George, Absolutely brilliant, Fantasic knowledge and interaction with the group, Very informative about the bees and the honey farm in general, Really made our afternoon a great experience and we were all proud to show our friends and family what a great attraction... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a quite week day just after May bank holiday on free tickets we have acquired. I haven't been for years and so was hoping for some big changes and improvements. From the outside looks the same tired exterior, hedge over grown, the grass ( presumably left uncut for the bees) wild, even wild grass can look like... More 

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Ruby M, Marketing manager at Quince Honey Farm, responded to this review

We always appreciate any feedback from our visitors however after reading your review last week we feel unfairly portrayed. You are right that the hedges and grass were overgrown and we did leave this deliberately for the bees but we have now trimmed them back. We have made significant changes over the last few years and have completely revamped many... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I originally thought this would pass a couple hours of time and upon entering was recommended, by Dan, the Guided Tour and the Beekeeping Demo. After having a look at the upstairs area my girlfriend and I wondered down just as the Guided Tour was about to start. We almost decided against joining it, however made an impulse decision to... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quince Honey Farm is a must see place in Devon! I walked away having beat my fear of bees, experienced life as a bee keeper and learnt so many interesting things. All the staff were so friendly and refreshingly passionate for the bees and their jobs; it was infectious! Both Verity and Alex had me hooked throughout the day, from... More 

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Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and interesting with some useful informative talks but 2 hours is more than enough time to see it all and keep the kids interested, therefore the high entry price could be cut in half to make it value for money.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandchildren aged 1 and 2 years loved the soft play area. We went during school hours, so it was nice and quiet. The insects were also a hit. They enjoyed seeing the bees in the hives. We didn't see any of the planned activities, but will do on next visit. Excellent value for annual pass

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day we had at Quince Farm. Very informative and great displays of active bee colonies in tree stump, postbox, etc. Big thanks to Verity for the bug talk & tour of Bee World and big thanks also to Dan for the bee keeping experience. For a small place, we managed to spend a whole day with no... More 

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