Quince Honey Farm

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Quince Honey Farm Blackdown Barn


Here at the heart of the operation you can closely observe the honeybee colonies, which have taken over a modern chimney, a postbox, roof cavities, straw skeps as well as their ancient homes - hollow trees and bushes.

Other hives within the 'Exhibition are designed to open at the press of a button. These innovative designs are acknowledged by experts to lead the world in easy viewing of the most interesting and productive insect the world has got to offer. You can view the complete story of honey production and beeswax from the hive to the finished product. 

Now a stream of visitors as well as schools and other organised parties study the bees working and living inside their hives as well as seeing the whole process of honey production from hive to jar. Long before man set foot on this planet, honeybees lived and thrived, working the plants the dinosaurs ate. They remain unchanged today although man has harnessed their constant activity to his advantage.