Quince Honey Farm


18 December 2019

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Now one of Britain’s leading honey farms Quince Honey Farm is family run and first established in 1949 by George Wallace with 2 hives of bees, an inexorable work ethic and a wild dream. George read a book about beekeeping and became obsessed with the craft.. He gained practical beekeeping experience at Yorkshire apiaries where he was told he worked too hard. George moved South to North Devon to live with his father in Quince Cottage. George had two hives of bees and ambitiously called his operation Quince Honey Farm.

In 1978 the business relocated again to larger premises in South Molton, the old work house.

This site allowed the family to pursue a new dream; creating an exhibition of honeybees. George and Kate, Paddy and wife Jean and Jon all worked tirelessly and in the 80’s the exhibition became the most extensive honeybee exhibition in the world. Paddy’s mechanically operated observation hives are renowned, and acknowledged by beekeepers across the globe to be the most innovative in the world.

What to do at Quince Honey Farm

The farm is for all ages, and we recommend a visit! Below are a few things you can do:

  • Bee Keeping Experience 
  • Bee keeping Tour
  • Honey Tasting
  • Shop – Honey based products galore!
  • Candle Rolling
  • Play Hive – One for the kids.
  • Expert Talks

Contact Details

Quince Honey Farm
Aller Cross
South Molton
EX36 3RD

Tel. 01769 572401
Email: hello@quincehoneyfarm.co.uk
Website: www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk

Be a Beekeepr

Quince have put together a 30-minute taster to life as a beekeeper. Put on your protective equipment and work with one of our seasoned professionals; tend to the bees and get the closest possible look at the inner workings of a real beehive!
The taster is perfect for anyone wanting to get a hands-on experience with the bees and for adults keen to get closer to the action!

Taster sessions take place every day (from 6th April 2019), and are £12.50 per person with pre-booking available on 01769 572401


Can’t wait!