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 […]
8th February 2021

National Correx Nuc Box

We are happy to announce that we have created our own one piece correx nuc box, perfect for rearing, splits and swarms. Take a look at the video below to see how to put them together. More information here: https://www.oldcastlefarmhives.com/product/national-correx-nuc-box/ National Correx Nuc Box Assembly  
27th August 2020

New Apimix 75 “BEE” Ready Winter is Coming!

New for 2020 an improved version of Apimix, the New Apimix 75 has even more essential minerals and vitamins your Bees need and with less granulation. The National Bee Unit has advised to check your Bees for potential Starve Out, Winter is Definitely Coming! https://www.oldcastlefarmhives.com/product-category/feeders-and-bee-feed/
6th August 2020

A New Bee Hive Lifter “The Apilift”

We have a New lifting Device in Stock! The Apilift We all know how hard it is to lift a complete Beehive empty, and they are four time heavier when full, we have Partnered with an European Engineering Company and can now offer a cost effective solution to moving all types of Beehives whether National, Langstroth, Dadant, Commercial and or […]
10th March 2020

Made to Measure Bespoke Size Sentinel Beekeeping Suits

As well as offering the Sentinel Pro II and Queen Bee beekeeping suits in a wide range of sizes, we appreciate that you may want a different size to our off-the-shelf suit sizes. We are therefore pleased to offer bespoke suits “made to measure” to meet your requirements. To order, please select the ‘Bespoke’ size from the ‘Size’ options at […]
3rd February 2020

The Sentinel Queen Bee Women’s Beekeeping Suit

The Sentinel Queen Bee Women’s Beekeeping Suit The Modern Beekeeping Suit designed exclusively for women For beekeepers, stings are an occupational hazard – which is why in 2018, we launched our ‘virtually sting-proof’ Sentinel Pro Bee suit. We’re delighted with the fantastic response from beekeepers who have told us how the suit has revolutionized their chosen pastime. Extremely lightweight, it […]
17th December 2019

New Bee Patties (Fondants)

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with AGRO SIMPA in Croatia and we are now the main distributors in the UK of their tried and tested Bee Patties. (Fondant). They range from Standard, Vitamin, Pollen, Protein and Thymol. They are unique as they have certification ISO 9001. The HONEY BEE PRO Patty is better for our bees. Because the […]
12th September 2019

New Bee Shop Open

We have been working hard on our new Bee Shop over the summer as well as a hundred different things and finally its now open!! We are extending our range of products and have added some of  them to our website, here are a few pictures. We have a display of Königin equipment as well as new treatments and bee […]
3rd May 2019

Massive beehive removed from Oxfordshire church roof

A recent 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 […]
21st January 2019

Introducing the new Sentinel Pest Control Suit

The Sentinel Pest Control Suit We are excited to announce the launch of our exclusive Sentinel Pest Control Suit. A pest control suit has to be safe and offer very effective protection against all types of flying insects including, Bees, Wasps (Yellow Jackets) Hornets etc., as well as being durable and practical to use. COMPLETE PROTECTION AGAINST HORNETS, WASPS, BEES […]
25th July 2018

Extraction Equipment

We are pleased and excited to announce a partnership with bee-keeping equipment manufacturer Konigin. We are now able to offer you a professional range of extraction equipment, including: Radial, Self-turning and Tangential Honey Extractors, Fully and Semi-Automatic Uncapping Machines, Wax Melting Centrifuges and Uncapping Tanks. Konigin has been producing bee-keeping equipment for over 10 years. Relying on years of production […]
31st May 2018

Sentinel Pro 3D Children’s Bee Suit

We are delighted to introduce the  Sentinel Pro 3D Children’s Bee Suit to our range of Sentinel Pro 3D Beekeeping clothing. The children’s suit is available in a range of sizes from ages 3-4 to 14+ and comes supplied with a veil. The suit is safe and ideal for children to introduce them to the enjoyable and important world of […]
24th March 2018

The Sentinel Pro 3D Bee Suit features 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 […]
16th October 2017

Secure Clip Tags

Old Castle Farm also sell ‘Secure Clip Tags’. The tags are made with quality high performance semi-gloss Kraft paper with a double reinforced card eyelet, a nickel-plated steel clip, which is designed to Securely attach itself to any acceptable surface, unlike their predecessors they are “Fridge Proof” able to withstand long periods in cold and damp conditions without falling apart. Tag […]
1st September 2017

Now selling Honey Jars

We’ve recently added round and hexagon Honey Jars to our product range. The jars are available in 4oz, 8oz, 12oz and 1lb sizes and are available to buy online in our shop. Please note that the Honey Jars are not available for shipping as they have to be collected from the farm please.