Miscellaneous Beekeeping Information

Massachusetts Beekeeping Laws & Regulations

The Massachusetts State House
Example of Honey Bee Swarm. Save the Bees!

Massachusetts Beekeepers Association (MassBee) Best Management Practices

Massachusetts Beekeepers Association’s current views regarding reasonable considerations for safe and healthy management of honeybees in Massachusetts, and general “Good Neighbor” policies.

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts

While the Middlesex County Beekeepers Association accepts members from other counties and states, here’s a little information about the county we call home:


Founded in 1643, Middlesex is the most populous county in both Massachusetts and New England.


It is bounded southeast by the Charles River, and drained by the Merrimack, Nashua, and Concord rivers, and other streams.


It is comprised of the following cities and towns: Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.

Where MCBA calls home
Map of Middlesex County