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27th February 2024

Get Ready to Bee Excited: Our Shop Is Opening Every Saturday for the New Bee Season!

Starting from 3rd March 2024 our doors will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, welcoming you to explore our range of stock from Hives, Frames, complete starter kits , protective gear (including our very own Sentinel Bee Keeping Suit) and lots of other beekeeping supplies and equipment.
12th February 2024

Last chance to get discounted prices at the 2024 Bee Keeping show!

We are taking pre-orders for collection at the show, dont miss out on the special discount offered on 9, 12 and 20 Frame Konigin Extractors. New for 2024. Gearbox driven, no belts or pulleys, complete with a new style upgraded controller. We can deliver to anywhere in the UK (approximately £65.00 dependant on postcode). Alternatively, extractors can be collected from […]
1st February 2024

Old Castle Farm Hives are now a Swienty partner

Old Castle Farm Hives are pleased to announce that we are now a partner of Swienty and are delighted to be representing them in the UK. We will endeavour to offer Swienty products at the most competitive prices in the UK. Swienty is a Danish company specializing in beekeeping equipment and supplies. They are a well-known brand in the beekeeping […]
16th January 2024

Konigin’s New Fully Automatic Line

We are pleased to introduce as the main UK distributor for 2024 Konigin’s new up-graded version of their Fully Automatic Line. New controllers, modified frame work, bigger motors, available in a multitude of formats and sizes makes this: ONE OF THE BEST ANTOMATC LINES IN THE WORLD-PROBABLY ! Available and on display in our showroom.
11th January 2024

The Beekeeping Show 2024

We will be exhibiting at ‘The Beekeeping Show 2024’. Saturday 24 February 2024, 9am-4pm Telford International Centre Old Castle Farm Hives, along with Konigin, will have one of the largest displays of beekeeping machinery at the show. We are now taking pre-orders for collection at the show. Information about the show: https://www.thebeekeepingshow.co.uk/
1st November 2023

Old Castle Farm Hives Gift Card

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or a special holiday, the Old Castle Farm Hives Beekeeping Shop Gift Card is a wonderful and thoughtful present for any beekeeping enthusiast. Unlock a world of sweetness and sustainability with the Old Castle Farm Hives Beekeeping Shop Gift Card! Whether you’re a seasoned beekeeper or just starting out, this gift card is your passport […]
31st October 2023

At last an Affordable Electric Honey Filler!

A very handy bit of kit, affordable quick and an easy way to fill those jars with no mess ! The electric filling machine is suitable for filling all kinds of liquid honey ideally in a ambient to luke warm state. It has pre-programmed capacity’s of 100g-2000g and and easily be altered to suit the desired jar size. e.g. (8oz, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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