Roper’s Honey – Chesterfield

Also sellers of Bee Keeping equpment

Roper’s Honey – Welcomes You!

Beekeeping has been a family tradition since 1957, starting as Mac’s hobby. Helen & Tim registered Castle View Apiaries as a business in 1997.  We are now known as Roper’s Honey.

At this point in time, we currently have just over 100 colonies of bees, spread across mainly Derbyshire, and are classed as Bee Farmers.

We have Apiaries at:

Bothamsall, Staveley, Hawthorne Hill, Inkersall, Norbriggs, Stainsby Mill, 2 sites at Sutton Scarsdale, Sutton Woods, Duckmanton, Whaley and Derbyshire Moors.

Working Bee Farm Open to the Public

In 2013, we were able to expand our business with a move to Unit 3 Hall Farm, Sutton Scarsdale.  Over the winter of 2014/2015, we completed our move as we brought our Honey Extraction plant from Glapwell to the Bee Farm.  This is now on view to the public through a viewing window.  We are pleased to say that this new Honey Extraction and Packaging room has also been awarded 5 stars from the council.

We originally produced honey to sell in bulk (big barrels). In 2002, we cut out the middle man and started to pack and market our range of products direct to the public.

Our Showroom & Honey & Hive shop with an observation hive is located upstairs.


You can also find us at the following markets:


At the Honey & Hive Stall
Every Saturday on Chesterfield Market, 9.00 am till 4 pm (Feb – Dec)
You’ll find us on the Top Row – New Square (little market).


At the Chesterfield Farmers’ Market
2nd Thursday of month 9 am – 4 pm (Feb-Dec)
Last one before Christmas – Thursday 8th December 2016
opp Jacksons Bakers / Cafe Nero

At the Chesterfield Artisan Market
Last Sunday of month 10 am – 4 pm
Christmas Special – Sunday 18th December 2016 10am – 4pm
New Square

At the Dronfield Hall Barn Producers’ Market
Sunday 25th September 11am – 4pm
Christmas Special – Sunday 18th December 2016 11 am – 4 pm
Dronfield Hall Barn, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY (next to Sainsbury’s)