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For the health and safety of our staff and customers our policy for our store is currently door/curbside pickup until further notice. Our Staff will bring your order to the door and process payments. Calling ahead with your order will be helpful.

Package Pickups for Honeybees are currently on schedule. We will distribute the packages by drive-up method. Beekeepers will remain in your vehicles and we will bring the packages to you. The same policy will be in place for beekeeping supplies, we will bring any supplies you need to your vehicle. Thank you very much for your cooperation in practicing healthy practices. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

New England Beekeeping, Carlisle Honey, Honeybound Meadery located at The Colony.

rick making honey

About the Owner

Rick Reault

Rick Reault is the owner and operator of New England Beekeeping, Carlisle Honey, and Honeybound Meadery. Rick has been keeping bees for 20 years. We are a small commercial beekeeping company, enjoying our 10th year of business. Our company runs 500 hives located in Central and Eastern Massachusetts as well as Southern New Hampshire and Vermont. New England Beekeeping provides strong hives for successful pollination to local growers. Our hives are managed and maintained in New England and do not travel South. Although our winters are challenging for honeybees, our bees are hardy and have a high success rate of overwintering. When Springtime arrives, our bees are full of energy and ready to work the early blossoms. This allows us, as beekeepers, to stay fairly close to home year-round.


Rick has been enjoying teaching the art of beekeeping to new beekeepers for 15 years. Our classes have been taught through Acton-Boxborough Adult Education and Tyngsboro Recreation Department, and Codman Farm in Lincoln. Rick has also has been and continues to be an instructor with the Essex County Beekeepers at the Topsfield Fairgrounds.