Daily Update: As of April 8th, all packages are ON SCHEDULE.
Our April 6th delivery date is complete. Thank you to all our Beekeepers picking up packages yesterday. With your co-operation we were able to move the distribution very quickly. Wait time was no longer than 3 minutes. Everyone stayed in their vehicles. All the prepaid orders worked out great!! We will do the same drill for the Monday, April 13th delivery which is still on schedule.
2020 Package Pickups are currently on schedule for April 6th, 13th and 27th. Rossman packages from April 6th and 13th are sold out. We have 100 Rossman packages remaining on April 27th. May 15th packages from Wilbanks are still available for purchase on our website. All our packages are treated with oxalic acid to ensure low mite counts! Order Packages Here »
Nucs are still available. Nucs ordered after March 30th will be available for pick up during the second week of May. For Nuc orders place before March 30th , we will send you an email detailing your pick up option dates. These pick up dates will start around the last week of April. We will send out the pick up email around April 15th. Order Nucs Here »
Special Package Pick up instructions
Our property is well suited to distribute packages safely. We will ask you to pay attention to our instructions and look for our signs on our property and follow them carefully. Minimizing contact is extremely important.
First step upon arriving at The Colony, stay in your vehicle at all times! There will be a drive through line for package pick up only. You will be directed to drive up to our trailer and we will deliver your packages to you. We anticipate the lines moving very quickly.
There will be a second vehicle line for package and supply pick up. Again, stay in your vehicle! If possible, please call and pay for your order ahead of your pick up date.. We will be happy to help you over the phone. We do have a partial list of supplies listed on our website that can be orderd and you may select the pick up option. If you do not see what you need on the website , call the store as we most likely will have it in stock.
If there are any delays do to travel or transporting issues you will receive an email and we will post updates on our website.
As of April 1, 2019 we have moved to our new facility! Open and fully operational.
First Anniversary Celebrations - April 1st-April 5, 2020, check back for our upcoming events schedule!
Located at 7 Locust Ave, Tyngsboro, MA, 01879.
We have a full line of quality beekeeping equipment and protective gear.
We are carrying 10 frame and 8 frame equipment.
We carry queens all summer. Please call the store to verify same day availability.
Depending on the breeder, queens range from $32-$40.
Carlisle Honey produced raw local honey that has been a local favorite for over 20 years.
We are open 7 days a week!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9AM-5PM
CLOSED: Memorial Day and July 4th
Learn about beekeeping from Rick Reault
New England Beekeeping is offering two 5 week courses in the basics of beekeeping which is designed to interest not only seasoned beekeepers
but those individuals interested in starting this fascinating hobby. You will learn the latest techniques of helping beehives survive mites,
disease, and a Middlesex County winter. You will also learn about beekeeping equipment, hive management, buying and installing bees into a hive,
where to place a hive, and harvesting honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax.
Learn more about 2020 classes »
Packages for 2020:
We receive 3lb packages from Rossman Apiaries in April and 3lb packages from Wilbanks Apiaries in May.
2020 Delivery Dates
From Rossman Apiares
Pickup is between 9AM-5PM, unless other arrangements are requested.
- Monday, April 6, 2020: SOLD OUT*
- Monday, April 13, 2020: SOLD OUT*
- Monday, April 27, 2020: ORDER NOW
From Wilbanks Apiares
Pickup is between 8AM-12PM
- Friday/Saturday, May 15/16, 2020 from Wilbanks Apiaries ORDER NOW*
Packages are for pickup only. Pickup is at our location in Tyngsboro, MA.
*IMPORTANT: Our pick-up dates are subject to change so please call ahead or revisit our website for updates to our schedule.
Returns and Cancellations: Please see our Package Return and Cancellation Policy.
We have 5-frame nucs with a newly mated queen available to purchase for 2020.
You may order nucs online for $180, plus a $25 refundable nuc box deposit.
Nuc pickup will be between 8:00-10:00AM
2020 Nuc Pickup Dates
- Anticipated pickup date for nucs ordered before February, 29th is the first week of May.
- Anticipated pickup date for nucs ordered after March 1st will be the middle of May.