a place where bees are kept; especially: a collection of hives or colonies of bees kept for their honey.
- - Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Our Massachusetts’ apiaries spread across the farms of Concord, revolutionary battle fields of Lincoln, community centers in Weston, public park lands in Sudbury, Sherborn, and many generous private sites from our home of Holliston to its neighbors and beyond.
We maintain a few thousand colonies all over eastern MA. If you keep an eye out you are bound to see us at work. You are also bound to spot our bees at work in your orchards, farms, and backyard gardens. Our locations are carefully picked for access, a wide abundance of flowers, sustainability, water, natural protection from wind and flooding, and stewardship.
We provide adequate forage space for our honeybees, locating our colonies by the capacity an area has for them. Our number of colonies is proportional to what we can handle and sustain. We raise our own queens, utilize strong bee lineages, and maintain a distinction between our honey producing colony stock and our replenishing stock. We want to further the inherent prosperity of the honeybee; so our beekeeping is of the highest skill and the gentlest practice.