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Beekeeper holding apiary section with bees

Beekeeping

Bees are essential for plants, wildlife, and people. You can support these essential pollinators by adapting a number of pollinator-friendly habits. 

If you have the time and interest, beekeeping provides another path into the wonderful world of bees. 

See Beekeeping in Action

  • Boston Nature Center in Mattapan offers an observation hive that allows the public to watch bees busy at work.
  • Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester has a native bee nesting box (or "bee hotel") installed near the visitor center.
  • Drumlin Farm in Lincoln has honeybee hives and native bumblebee houses.
  • Habitat Education Center in Belmont has beehives in view behind the community garden.
  • Ipswich River in Topsfield has solitary bee and wasp nest boxes built by Boy Scout Matt Lebel and his troop as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Long Pasture in Barnstable and Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton, give you the chance to peer inside a hive with their honeybee hives on exhibit.
  • North River has several bee hotels in their native plant garden to attract native bees and beetles.

Oh, Honey!

Find honey made from Mass Audubon beekeepers for sale at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.

Get the Buzz on Bees

carpenter bee on yellow flowers
Carpenter Bee © Simi Rabinowitz

Bees & Wasps

Get to know the different types of bees and wasps found in Massachusetts.

Green Sweat Bee on flower © Brian Hale
Green Sweat Bee © Brian Hale

The Power of Pollinators

Learn more about why bees are so essential to foster and protect. 

Upcoming Beekeeping Programs

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