Old Castle Farm Hives is an established, experienced and ever expanding family-run beekeeping supplier.

We are an experienced and trusted supplier for all your beekeeping needs. We sell a wide range of beekeeping clothing, equipment, tools and consumables, including our exclusive Sentinel breathable and sting-proof beekeeping suits and gloves, bee feeds, bee treatments, pest control clothing, ready assembled & flat-pack bee hives, hive parts, Konigin honey extraction equipment and more…

Smallholding & Countryside FestivalWe’ll be attending The Small Holding & Countryside Festival at the Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024.

Visit our booth at the show and see the Sentinel Beekeeping Suit in action. Our team will be on hand to answer your questions, provide demonstrations, and help you find the perfect fit for your beekeeping needs.

Don’t Settle for Imitations: Choose the Original Sentinel Beekeeping Suit from Old Castle Farm Hives.

Sentinel Beekeeping Suits

Look out for our “Show Special” – Complete Starter Kits for the new Beekeeper!!

See you at the Royal Welsh Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2024!

More information about the show >>

Swarm Attractant Vials

Our Swarm Attractant Vials are a mixture of essential oils in a gel form that is formulated to attract a swarm to an empty hive or nuc box. They come in a plastic bottle of 16 vials, to use open the vial and spread the gel on the alighting board or on the entrance and one surface of a frame, effective for around 14 days.

Store in a cool dry and light free environment.

Yes they do work !!

Shop for Swarm Attractant Vials

Sentinel Beekeeping Clothing

Designed & Developed exclusively by Old Castle Farm Hives in our own factory

The Sentinel range developed by Old Castle Farm Hives is made from material thicker than the average bee sting, making it unlikely the wearer will be stung.

  • Greater protection than conventional beekeeping clothing
  • The ventilated breathable material helps keep you cool
  • Virtually sting-proof to prevent bee stings
  • Lightweight, comfortable & practical to wear
  • Designed by a beekeeper for beekeepers
  • SENTINEL PRO II beekeeping suit available in white or grey with choice of hat or veil, in sizes X Small – XXXL, plus a  Made to Measure suit
  • SENTINEL QUEEN BEE beekeeping suit available in subtle Liilac or Grey, with a choice of hat or veil, in sizes 10-24
  • The SENTINEL QUEEN BEE beekeeping suit is the UK's only beekeeping suit designed exclusively for women
  • Gauntlets, Sentinel Pro II, Leather Reinforced and Nitrile/Cloth Gloves available

BEWARE OF INFERIOR CHEAP COPIES !!

Bee Hives, Nucs & Hive Parts

Pest Control Clothing & Equipment

Keeping you Safe and Protected at Work

Konigin Honey Extraction Equipment

We are the main UK suppliers of Konigin extraction equipment

Black Bee Designs T-Shirts

About our Beekeeping Shop

We have a Beekeeping Shop at the farm, and welcome all visitors.

Opening Hours:
Monday Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 1pm

Please note we are closed on Saturdays from 30th September to 28th February.

We sell a wide range of beekeeping equipment and consumables in our online shop including our exclusive Sentinel breathable and sting-proof beekeeping clothing range, feeds and treatments, pest control clothing, ready assembled & flat-pack bee hives and hive parts, Konigin honey extraction equipment and more.

About us

An experienced & Trusted supplier of beekeeping & pest control clothing, bee hives & parts, beekeeping tools, Konigin extraction equipment consumables, feeds, treatments and more...

Old Castle Farm Hives is a family run business with beekeeping experience and expertise.

Our mission is to deliver quality products at value prices. We aim to be competitively priced while providing  1st Class Customer Service.

As a beekeeper on a farm on top of a mountain in Wales it was difficult to get beekeeping supplies on a weekend when I needed them. So, I decided to set up a shop, not only to help me but to supply other beekeepers across the UK and Worldwide.