An Hour with the Bees


If you are curious about what it would be like to open a hive for the first time, are thinking about owning a hive for yourself, or just want to see what it is like to be up close with a colony of honeybees, then this is the experience for you!  An Hour with the Bees is a dedicated session for you and your group of family/friends to have a taste of beekeeping with one of our team. You will be kitted out in protective gear for the session and your beekeeper will take you to a hive of honeybees and help you open the hive, handle the bees, and answer any questions you may have about basic beekeeping. We guarantee an experience you will remember forever… you never forget the first time you open a hive!

When: Sessions are available weekly from April until the end of September as follows:


🐝 Term time: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

🐝 School holidays: Monday – Friday at 9:30 – 10:30am and 3:30pm – 4:30pm


If these days/times do not suit your group then please contact us on [email protected] and we will see what we can do to accommodate you.

Price: Each session costs £125 and includes 1 hour dedicated time with a beekeeper for a group of up to 4 individuals, and full entry into the Quince Honey Farm attraction. Please note this will be your own group of family/friends, groups are NOT mixed with other individuals, and the session costs the same whether it is booked for 1 individual or 4 individuals. The session is suitable for both adults and children.

Additional group members are £25 per person (maximum capacity of 8 people per session). To book additional tickets, or for any queries related to this experience, please get in touch with us on [email protected] or call 01769 572401.

You can book online HERE (booking fee applies), by telephone on 017469 572 401, or in person in our shop. Sessions must be booked in advance.

Like the sound of this but want more than an hour? Check out our Beekeeping Experience Days!



Where is Quince Honey Farm?

Quince Honey Farm

Aller Cross
South Molton
EX36 3RD

VAT Reg No : 142 4957 61

Tel : 01769 572401

Email : [email protected]