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Daily Update As of September 20th


  • Nucs are SOLD OUT for the season
  • To purchase queens, please call (978)-957-2233 or email

Thank you to all our Beekeepers who have picked up packages. With your co-operation we were able to move the distribution very quickly. Wait time is no longer than 3 minutes. Everyone stays in their vehicles. All the prepaid equipment orders worked out great!

More Information:

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.

Come Visit The Colony
Home of New England Beekeeping, Carlisle Honey and Honeybound Meadery

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!
Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Thursday: 9AM-7PM
Sunday: 10AM-2PM
CLOSED: Memorial Day and July 4th

Tips & Tricks

Honey Production | Honey Extraction Solutions

Beekeeping Videos

How to Install a Package | How to Light a Smoker

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 Wilbanks Apiares

  • Friday/Saturday, May 15/16, 2020 from Wilbanks Apiaries SOLD OUT*
Pickup is between 8AM-12PM

From Rossman Apiares

  • Monday, April 6, 2020: SOLD OUT*
  • Monday, April 13, 2020: SOLD OUT*
  • Monday, April 27, 2020: SOLD OUT *
Pickup is between 9AM-5PM, unless other arrangements are requested.
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.

2020 Nucs

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 7:00-9:00AM

2020 Nuc Pickup Dates

  • SOLD OUT for the season

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