Old Castle Farm Hives

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3rd June 2023

Customer review from James, Buckinghamshire

I found the website by chance and stumbled upon great prices. I bought what I needed, it was delivered the next day well packed and protected. I was very happy with both the frames and the foundation. I will be buying from here again. Thank you 👍
13th May 2023

The Small Holding & Countryside Festival at Builth Wells

We be attending The Small Holding & Countryside Festival at Builth Wells on the 20th & 21st May 2023   Interested in Beekeeping? Come and talk bees!     Look out for our “Show Special” “Complete Starter Kits” for the new Beekeeper!! Come and visit our stand in in the South Glamorgan Hall, where we will have a selection on […]
10th May 2023

River Cottage Hives

A huge order of Western Red Cedar Hives and accessories going out to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, in Axminster today, its been a busy one!!  
2nd May 2023

Customer review from Sprout

We visited the farm today, with the aim of purchasing a starter hive and equipment. Had a good conversation with the owner, who suggested that we rethink our aim. The fact he thought was our garden may be too small. He could of sold us what we wanted and taken our £500. He showed he cared more for the bees […]
19th April 2023

Bee Vital at BBKA Spring Convention Saturday 22nd April 2023

Please come and join us on Saturday 22nd April for the The BBKA Spring Convention at Harper Adams University, Shropshire TF10 8NB.
15th April 2023

Bee Vital at BBKA Spring Convention Saturday 22nd April 2023

Please come and join us on Saturday 22nd April for the The BBKA Spring Convention at Harper Adams University, Shropshire TF10 8NB.
4th April 2023

Sentinel Queen Bee suit now available in Grey

The Sentinel Queen Bee Beekeeping Suit is now available in Grey. It is the UK’s only beekeeping suit designed exclusively for women.
4th April 2023

BBKA Spring Convention Saturday 22nd April 2023

Please come and join us on Saturday 22nd April for the The BBKA Spring Convention at Harper Adams University, Shropshire TF10 8NB.
20th March 2023

WBKA Spring Convention Saturday 25th March 2023

Please come and join us on Saturday 25th March at the Welsh Beekeepers' Association Spring Convention at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY
28th February 2023

2023 Season 6 Frame National Nucs

After the resounding success of last years stock, we are happy again to supply 6 Frame National Nucs for this season. Bred from F1 Buckfast Queens, they will be available around May (weather dependant), supplied in our own correx transport box. £240.00, (deposit is required). For further information, or to order, please call or email. We have a limited supply. […]
24th February 2023

Clarkson’s Farm

The Sentinel Pro 11 Bee Suit Looks good on you Jeremy !! 
1st February 2023

Customer review from Paul Spencer

Hi I purchased a Sentinel suit off you at the beginning of last year. I’d like to say it has transformed my confidence and enjoyment of beekeeping. Having kept Bees for several years and worn a standard well known brand of suit I have had several stings every season and been rapidly exhausted by the heat. Last season for the […]
30th January 2023

Konigin Machinery £50.00 Discount !!

We are really pleased to continue to offer a “£50.00” discount on all Konigin Honey Extractors and machinery up to the end of February .   We will also have a new range of Top Quality “Stainless Steel Honey Tanks” in our Special Offers Section.
23rd January 2023

Bee Vital – Some Exciting News!

We are really pleased to announce that we have been appointed an Exclusive U.K. Distribution Partner for BeeVital.
17th January 2023

Welcome to our New Website for 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, after months of work we finally launched. Hope you like it !! There have been quite a few changes and we have added some NEW PRODUCTS. Over next few weeks we have lots more of new, exciting and interesting products to showcase, so please keep an eye out. If […]
10th January 2023

British Beekeeping Show 2023

Please come and join us on Saturday 4th February at this year’s British Beekeeping Show. We’ll be exhibiting our range of Konigin extraction equipment and will have SPECIAL OFFERS on Honey Extractors. We’ll also be exhibiting a wide range range of beekeeping clothing, equipment, tools and consumables, including our exclusive Sentinel Pro II and Queen Bee breathable and sting-proof beekeeping suits and gloves.
9th January 2023

Feature on the BBC News website

‘Virtually sting-proof’ bee suit made after allergy concern. A farmer has developed a “virtually sting-proof” bee suit after a bee-keeping friend suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung. The Sentinel Pro 3D Bee Suit, created by Ian Roberts, is made from material thicker than the average bee sting. The suit is being used by horticulture students at the National […]
8th January 2023

Massive beehive removed from Oxfordshire church roof

An article on the BBC website featured Andy and Abigail from Tree Bee Society removing a massive colony of bees from a Church roof. Andy and Abigail were wearing our Sentinel Pro beekeeping suit. “A massive colony of bees has been removed from a church after its hive caused the roof to sag and honey to drip down the walls. […]
6th January 2023

Customer review from Mr Joe Lionel on Beekeepity.com

Review from Mr Joe Lionel on Beekeepity.com I am a careful beekeeper. I don’t like stings. In my first year of keeping bees (one colony, split into two by summer’s end) I had zero stings. None. I admit, I wore a smock, hat and veil, gloves, two pairs of jeans, a shirt and a t-shirt. Hey, as I said – […]
5th January 2023

Customer review from Ms Amber Sanchez

Ventilated, Sting Proof Bee Suits – The UltraBreeze or The Sentinel Pro 3D? The dreaded day came last year in June. A sting on the thumb; my fault, shortly followed by shortness of breath and a lump in my throat. My fears were confirmed by the immunology nurse at the hospital. I was allergic. And should give up bees. I […]
30th October 2022

Customer review from Rick westwood

Bought a sentinel full suit last year-Great for my confidence in my first year -I was very impressed by the great service, communication and helpfulness of the staff-so much so that I am about to order the jacket version
7th September 2022

Manual Honey Filling Machine

What a great bit of kit this is 180 jars in one hour, take a look. https://www.oldcastlefarmhives.com/product-category/manual-honey-filler/
24th May 2022

Customer review from Gerhard Thomas

Brand new to beekeeping and the help and advice from Ian is absolutely superb! Not to mention the fantastic service setting me up with a starter kit and extra bits. Thank you again Ian. Top man!
6th May 2022

Introduction to Beekeeping Day.

An Excellent Day had by all, lots of potential Beekeepers here.
1st April 2022

Customer review from Louise

Had to leave a review to say how happy I am with the customer service from Old Castle Farm Hives. I ordered a few items of clothing in the end and have ended up keeping one of the jackets (which I’m really pleased with). The items I’ve sent back were amazing quality but just not the right fit for me. […]
12th March 2022

Customer review from www.blackbeeman.ie

Hi ,I brought one of your hive lifters. Very well made and good quality .I would highly recommend this product. Gone is the heavy lifting of suppers. 130 kg lifting power top job say black bee man .ie Godwin’s
7th March 2022

Customer review from Alicia in Australia

Hi Ian, Just wanted to say thank you. My suit arrived end of last week. I was so surprised as I was expecting a few weeks wait at least. Everything fits great and I will try it out checking the girls this week. You were very helpful and I really appreciate it. Thanks again. Alicia
4th March 2022

Customer review from John Geeden

Brilliant company and great customer service. I had a Konigin extractor break down in the middle of harvest and Ian sent a replacement part out to me by special delivery.
4th March 2022

Customer review from Mark Sines

Bought one recently and very pleased with the suit and the customer service from Ian. Suit fits great and again thank you Ian for your patients when helping me in your shop to get the right size for me.
4th March 2022

Customer review from Verdegris Patina

I love my new bee suit 😁 It’s cool, comfortable… And I match my hives 😂 Thank you so much for the time you took to fit me up with the correct size and talk me through its extensive features. It really is an excellent suit. And it’s good to support a Welsh company too! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
4th March 2022

Customer review from Amber McCormack

MASSIVE thanks to Old Castle Farm Hives for supporting our community garden and apiary at Islington Mill, Salford. We LOVE our Sentinel bee suits – the absolute best on the market! We performed our first hive inspections at Bee Corner last week with volunteers and local residents.
4th March 2022

Customer review from Liz Childerley

Dear OCFH – I just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ for saving me in my hour of ‘extraction’ need. I ordered the screens for my Konigin extractor at 4.30pm and they were with me next day by 11am (a Saturday too!) – the extractor barely stopped turning. Fast and reliable service – thank you very much.
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