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13th May 2024

The Small Holding & Countryside Festival, 18th-19th May

We’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 […]
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!!  
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. […]
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.
14th January 2022

Sentinel Pro 11 Trousers

Our Sentinel Pro II Trousers  are available in 3 different sizes and 2 colours. The Sentinel Pro II Trousers are made from the same material as our suits, designed to wear over trousers or shorts. They are generously cut and have an elasticated waist with a strong cotton waist tie. They also have the same waterproof knee pads and ankle […]
16th June 2021

Black Bee Designs

It has been a difficult year for most of us and as we all know Beekeepers need a little cheering up from time to time, especially at this time of the year. So, we’ve decided to create a new Buzz with our customers with the introduction of our new our venture BLACK BEE DESIGNS offering a range of Happy & […]
22nd February 2021

2021 Nucs for sale

After a successful  2020, we are pleased to announce that we will have our Buckfast Nucs available again this year, they will be on 5 frame Nationals (other  frame types may be available) in our own correx boxes, unfortunately collection only from mid to end of March (weather dependent). £25.00 deposit required. We will also have Buckfast Queen’s  available as […]
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