We are really pleased to offer a “£50.00” discount on all Konigin Honey Extractors and machinery at the British Beekeeping show on the the 4th February at NAEC Stoneleigh. Limited availability so be quick, we are accepting pre-orders for collection at the show.

British Beekeeping Show 2023

We will also have a “Show Special Offer” on our new range of Top Quality Stainless Steel Honey Tanks. 

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

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…

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 lilac 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: 9.30am - 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

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.

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

Honeybee Hive Adoption Scheme

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man. Albert Einstein

We launched this as part of our diversification to extend our main business to encompass our Adopt a Hive scheme and to raise awareness amongst organisations of the increasing threats faced by our honeybees, and indeed other pollinators.

We have an adoption Scheme for businesses, organisations schools and companies in Wales and beyond.

We have a designated area at our Farm and a collection of hives called an Apiary. In the Apiary we will look after the Bees with weekly checks, feeding and treating for pests (varroa mites as naturally as we can), and then extracting the honey from the hives, jarring and labelling by hand and finally sending it directly to you.