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“I was disapointed with the honey farm and...”

New Quay Honey Farm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 September 2010

I was disapointed with the honey farm and do not think it is worth the money. The shop does sell some nice products but again some of which seem very over priced.

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Reviewed 15 September 2010

We had seen the leaflets advertising the Honey farm and so my husband and I made the journey (30 minutes from where we were staying) looking forward to looking around the honey farm and buying some honey. When we arrived, we only then discovered that the see the 'farm' we needed to pay - almost £8 for 2 adults. This charge was not mentioned on the leaflets. We weren't the only ones wandering around the shop annoyed that there was a charge. We bought a jar of honey (just under £5) - I refrained from correcting the lady behind the till who was telling some visitors that the honey they sell in the supermarkets 'isn't actually honey' and left. The brown AA signs that point the way to the Honey Farm - should be changed to Honey Shop.

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Reviewed 25 August 2010

An amazing opportunity to see and learn about bees (and ants!). The honey farm has a bee exhibition with 5 live bees nests enclosed in glass cabinets so you can observe the bees without risk. "Natural" nests on a branch or in a tree trunk, but also an "inside the hive" nest where plates identical to those in a bee keeper's hive are suspended with a working bees nest inside, and every 10 minutes automatically seperated for a minute so you can watch the activity on them.
There is information and explanation to read on wall boards, and a 45 minute video featuring a crazy Australian bee keeper who lets a complete nest crawl up his leg at one point!
There is also a colony of leaf cutter ants in glass- they have these as an additional
attraction because the ants have identical social structure to the bees.
If you are remotely curious about bees then this is a really well done and informative exhibition, at a very reasonable price ( 3.50 pounds per adult if I remember correctly)
The Farm also has a really good shop selling bee products- various honey products, mead ( there is a meadery here whichg you can have a look in at), and cosmetics, and what looks like a quality tearoom ( though we didn't sample it), so it is an excellent place to while away 3 or 4 hours on a rainy day.
To get there: About half a mile down a narrow country lane,signed ( Brown tourist signs) from the A486 road to New Quay from the Symod Inn junction with the A 487.
Beware- bees are seasonal- the exhibition is only Open May 1st to October 31st

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