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Bee Safari with Jean Vernon

  • Location South Molton
  • Price from £30.00


Date: Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm
Cost: £30 per person

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. 

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:

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! 

Key information:
  • Price includes one hot drink (tea or coffee), tour and talk with Jean Vernon, and garden entry.
  • 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, hat, sun cream.
  • Includes a 10% discount voucher to spend in the shop on the day.
  • Includes a 50% discount voucher for Full Attraction entry to Quince Honey Farm at a future date (term-time only, valid until 24th December 2024).

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


    What's included

  • Drink One hot drink (tea or coffee)


  • Flexible Policy


South Molton