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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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