The Home of the Honey Bee

Welcome to Paynes Bee Farm Ltd

Est 1922

How can we help?

Welcome to Paynes Bee Farm Ltd. A fully commercial bee farm based in Sussex, England with over 1500 colonies of bees. We are able to supply all your needs, whether you are already a beekeeper and needing equipment or bees, someone interested in Beekeeping, or just loving the honey that they produce. Just visit our sites below or contact us.

Who are we?

Mark Payne

A 3rd generation beefarmer.   If we don’t find him in the ‘honey house’ jarring up 1000s of jars and buckets, he’ll be in the office ensuring your accounts and paperwork are up to date.

Roger Payne

Another 3rd generation beefarmer.   Spending most of his time with his head in a hive somewhere in Sussex, Kent or Hampshire.   He also handles sales and support enquiries.

Becky Payne

 Looking after 1500 hives may be a daunting task for some, but not for Becky! And once she has finished looking after them, you’ll find her preparing marketing emails or helping in the busy dispatch department.


The baby brother and the newest addition to the Beefarm. Ok, so he may have grown up since the picture was taken but he is still handling frames and equipment with a smile. You’ll find him waiting to serve you at the click and collect counter and dispatching all the internet orders.

Paul Payne

the ‘Dad’, often found in the workshop making beehives and repairing things. He’ll also be out maintaining the apiaries and doing local deliveries.

Sandra Payne

the ‘mum’, always willing to help out where she can, whether that’s helping you at the Click ‘n Collect desk, or preparing products for sale in the back room.

And the others….

Of course, the business would be no-where without the other family and team members:

Carol Payne - the ‘Sister’, she will never be seen by customers as she maintains the warehouses and all our stock.   Even we don’t see her for weeks on end!

Karen Adlam - If you’ve ever phoned us, you’ve probably talked to karen.   She handles the phone and can help you with any orders and questions. 

Never Forgotten

Fred Payne - The founder, it all started here, over 100 years ago.

Betty Payne - The wife of Fred and obviously a key player for the beefarm. She won countless awards for her beeswax blocks and was known to do her beekeeping in a skirt and shortsleeve top only.

Peter Payne - The oldest Son of Fred & Betty Payne. A keen beekeeper and gardener. If he wasn’t tending to his hives, he was often busy making around 30,000 frames each year.


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Paynes Bee Farm Ltd
Wickham Hill
West Sussex

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