They Keep Bees

258 Greenfield Road
Montague, MA 01351
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258 Greenfield Road Montague Massachusetts 01351


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


They Keep bees manages 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. 

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.

What We Grow

Breeding Stock

Bees (nucs), Bees (packages), Bees (queens)

Honey + Maple



Beeswax, Candles, Herbal Tonics + Tinctures

Family Fun

Our Open Apiary is a great opportunity to dip your feet into the world of beekeeping without making a big commitment, or just come visit to get a better idea of what we do.

You will join a small group and be introduced to our methods of beekeeping, observe the way a hive functions, and have ample time to ask us all your burning bee questions.

This is a great way to determine whether you’d like to take the next step into beekeeping, or just to explore the inner workings of a beehive.



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