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An Hour with the Bees

  • Location South Molton
  • Price from £125.00


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 with a beekeeper at Quince Honey Farm. You will be kitted out 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! 

Price: Each session costs £125 and includes 1 hour dedicated time with a beekeeper, for your group of up to 4 individuals, AND entry into the Full Attraction at Quince Honey Farm. Additional group members (more than 4) are £25 per person and there is a maximum capacity of 8 people per session.

When: Sessions are available weekly from April until the end of September 2024 as follows:
  • Term time until Fri 26th July:  Every day at 3:30pm-4:30pm, apart from Mondays and Fridays
  • School holidays (Sat 26th July - Sun 1st Sep):  Every day at 3pm-4pm
  • September (Mon 2 Sep - Fri 27 Sep): Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays at 3:30pm-4:30pm

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

What to bring/wear: Beekeeping can be hot work - make sure you bring a water bottle! You will wear a beekeeping suit over your clothes, but please make sure your arms and leg are covered underneath and bring enclosed footwear such as boots or wellies. Short sleeves, shorts and sandals are not advised. Long hair should be tied back.

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

 Please note:
  • The sessions are suitable for both adults and children. 
  • The session will be your own group of family/friends, groups are NOT mixed with other individuals.
  • The session costs the same whether it is booked for 1 individual or 4 individuals in the group.
  • To book additional tickets (more than 4), or for any queries related to this experience, please get in touch with us on or call 01769 572401.


    What's included

  • Equipment


  • Flexible Policy


South Molton