Our Story
The Colony

The Colony is our Pride and Joy! Built on land purchased in 2017 in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, New England Beekeeping Supplies, Inc moved into our self-designed, one of a kind facility we call The Colony on April 1st, 2019. After running our business from our home garage for 13 years, Rick and Sue Reault opened The Colony. The Colony is home to our family of companies, New England Beekeeping Supplies, Carlisle Honey and now Honeybound Meadery!

storm front at the meadery

Our facility continues the 300 year old tradition of Agriculture on the last parcel of land from the original Thompson Farm started in the early 1700’s. We purchased the parcel from the Richardson Family who ran a Dairy Farm from the 1940’s to the 1980’s. We hope our Honeybee Farm will add many additional years to a proud legacy.
The Colony offers a unique and one of a kind experience with any visit. Come see a Beekeeping Facility unlike any other Beekeeping Businesses in the Country. Whether you are a beekeeper looking for support in managing your bees, a honey consumer wanting a variety of honey choices or a person looking for a bottle of mead, the oldest fermented beverage known to man, The Colony is a must visit!

Located less than a minute from Rt 3 on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border, The Colony sits in the heart of New England.

Want to learn about the world of honey and honeybees? Education is our focus! Our friendly staff of Beekeepers and store clerks will share information readily with enthusiasm. From our outdoor Pollinator trail with over 50 kinds of flowers, bushes and trees the honeybees visit to our indoor custom built and designed live honeybee observation hive to our facility viewing windows over-looking our production of honey extraction , honey bottling and mead making, we will wow you with information. Looking for more? How about hand crafted beeswax candles or lip balms, soaps and more apothecary products? The Colony is the perfect place to find that hand crafted local gift, not available in your average store. Monthly events featuring small classes will be offered throughout the year. Stay posted and visit The Colony!