Quince Honey Farm is offering unique beekeeping experience days over the summer.

Following the success of last year's inaugural sessions, the South Molton attraction is once again offering six Beekeeping Experience days.

These one-day courses provide the perfect opportunity to get an introduction to the craft of beekeeping.

It offers a chance to get up close and personal with the bees and learn everything there is to know about beekeeping.

Master beekeeper Paddy Wallace and business partner Ian Wallace lead the day.

Ian said: "Keeping bees can be so rewarding and we want to pass on our knowledge and inspire people to have a hive or two themselves."

The day begins by sampling some different honey products such as mead, honey chutney and Quince's own seasonal varieties of honey, including Devon Flower (summer), Exmoor Heather (late summer) and Ivy (winter).

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Then it's time to get suited up in full protective clothing to be shown, up close, the inner workings of a hive.

In the afternoon, after a freshly prepared lunch and a guided tour of Quince Honey Farm's unique BeeWorld attraction, participants will do some real beekeeping, as they conduct a 'Beehive Inspection'.

Throughout the day Paddy and Ian will share their knowledge and offer up tips and advice on keeping bees to ensure everyone comes away buzzing with excitement on a day well spent.

North Devon residents Martyn and Lorraine Babb took part last year and said: "We really enjoyed it. We would certainly recommend this, even if you are not thinking of keeping bees, but just interested in their contribution to the world we live in."

With bees and beekeeping hitting the headlines now more than ever, it really is a fantastic time to get involved and help bees to thrive in the British countryside.

The Beekeeping Experience Day costs £135 per person, including lunch and refreshments, and runs on Thursday, May 24; Saturday, May 26; Thursday, June 14; Saturday, June 16; Thursday, July 5 and Saturday, July 7.

For more information or to book, contact Quince Honey Farm on 01769 572401, email admin@quincehoneyfarm.co.uk or visit quincehoneyfarm.co.uk.