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, Herbal Tonics + Tinctures



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Peach update

There are no peaches for harvest in Massachusetts this year — an unfortunate casualty of increasingly variable weather fueled by climate change. We are keeping the guide updated with information about other fruit that is available, along with farms that are sourcing peaches from other parts of the region.