They Keep Bees: Beekeeping

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TKB Bees

Support healthy bees and small scale, sustainable beekeeping.

Reserve our naturally raised bees and locally adapted queens.


They Keep Bees is in Great Falls, Massachusetts.  We tend bees in Western Massachusetts, Southern Vermont and on the central coast of Florida. 


Currently, we manage 300 Comfort hives.  Comfort hives are simply designed, handmade hives built to mimic the cavity of a tree, and be responsive to the needs of the bees.  In a beehive the influences of the ecosystem shapes the actions of the hive as a collective.   As stewards of honeybees we listen to the ecology around us and observe the response within our hives to make decisions about the best actions we can take as beekeepers.  


From our hives we harvest honey, honeycomb, beeswax, and propolis.  We also produce queen bees and starter hives.   Our passion is raising resilient and adaptive queen bees for the two bioregions in which we work, and teaching aspiring beekeepers how to build sustainable apiaries. 


When you support They Keep Bees you are supporting an apiary that is prioritizing honeybee health. 

We are taking Queen Bee Orders for 2022.

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We are taking Package Orders for 2022.

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