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Honey Bees

These days, keeping honey bees healthy takes work and planning

Here are some resources to help you be a responsible bee steward:

Painted Hives If you are thinking about keeping bees...

If you already keep bees, explore:  


hive entrance DID YOU KNOW? Nearly half of all crops in Massachusetts rely on pollination by honey bees, bumble bees or solitary native bees in order to produce fruit. And Massachusetts is home to more than 4,000 beekeepers, the vast majority of whom maintain fewer than five hives. An additional 40,000 hives (belonging to commercial beekeepers) travel through Massachusetts each year to provide pollination services for large-scale animal-pollinated crops like apples and cranberries.