Bee Safari with Jean Vernon


Would you like to meet some of your garden bees close-up?  Have you been wondering just what is buzzing around your garden flowers?


Meet award-winning garden writer Jean Vernon and join her for a “Bee Safari” in the Nectar Gardens of Quince Honey Farm. You will be taken on a “walk and talk” tour where you will learn more about the fascinating lives of both familiar and unfamiliar bees that live, breed and breathe within the garden habitat. Jean will share stories about some of our quirky bee friends and introduce you to some real power plants for pollinators, inspiring you to transform your own plot into a pollinator paradise! This “Bee Safari” will explore the fascinating world and diversity of our garden bees, including solitary bees and bumblebees, reveal the secrets to supporting pollinators and introduce the what, how and why of creating your own pollinator paradise. It will not focus on honey bees – a nice change at Quince Honey Farm!


Jean has been fascinated by bees and the environment since a youngster and is passionate about championing bees and pollinators and wildlife of all sorts. She graduated with a degree in Botany from Nottingham University and is the author of the Best-Selling bee book “The Secret Lives of Garden Bees” (2020) and “Attracting Garden Pollinators” (2022). Jean also writes about wildlife for the RHS Journal “The Garden” and is a regular contributor to the gardening section of The Daily Telegraph. She has been awarded the Beth Chatto Environmental Award in 2020 for her feature on bees in the Daily Telegraph, and was a finalist for the Garden Media Guild Award for Environmental Journalist of the Year in 2023. She has made it her mission to unravel, demystify and explain the intricate balance of nature in your garden. Find out more about Jean Vernon on her website here:


Access to the full attraction at Quince Honey Farm including all tours and activities is included when you book this experience. Why not arrive in the morning and make a full day of it? Click here to find out what there is to see and do at Quince Honey Farm!


This is guaranteed to be a unique experience, either as a treat for yourself or a perfect gift for the nature enthusiast or garden lover in your life. Places are limited so advance booking is essential!

Date: Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 2pm – 4:30pm
Cost: SPECIAL OFFER 25% OFF! Use the code safari2024 at the checkout (link below). Usual price £30 pp, reducing to £22.50 pp with this special offer. T&Cs apply*   
Click HERE to book online (booking fee applies), or book by phone (01769 572 401), or in person in our shop! Places are limited, so booking is essential.
*T&Cs: Offer allows a 25% discount on tickets to Bee Safari with Jean Vernon on 15/06/24. Available when booking online, on the phone or in person. Booking fee applies online. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking in advance is essential.



Key information:
  • Price includes one hot drink (tea or coffee), tour and talk with Jean Vernon, and access to the full attraction at Quince Honey Farm including all tours and activities.
  • Suitable for ages 12+
  • The Bee Safari will take place in the Nectar Gardens and grounds of Quince Honey Farm and will go ahead in all weathers, but we may have to cancel if the weather is extremely unfavourable.
  • The Bee Safari will be held outside so please bring weather-appropriate clothing e.g. warm clothing / layers, waterproofs, sturdy shoes or boots, hat, sun cream.
  • Includes a 10% discount voucher to spend in the shop on the day.
  • Places are limited so advance booking is essential. If the event becomes fully booked and you would like to join the waiting list for cancellations, please email us on [email protected].
  • This workshop requires a minimum number of bookings to go ahead, in the event of cancellation by Quince Honey Farm customers will receive a full refund.


Photo credits – Jean Vernon, D H Gardening and John Lawrence.