organic, natural & raw
About Our Apiary
Our apiary started out as a beekeeping interest in 1981 when the owner of Grimes Apiary, Donald Grimes, attended the Worcester County Beekeepers Associations’ annual bee school. After the completion of bee school, Donald purchased his first hive from legendary beekeeper Frank Lagrant of Ware, MA simply to have an agricultural hobby and because both his uncle and great uncle kept bees. He also found the hives very interesting and would sit by the hives watching the honeybees fly in and out wondering what actually was happening within the hive as a new beekeeper. Despite finding the honey bees interesting, he didn’t like the taste of the store-bought honey his parents had.
After Donald’s first year as a beekeeper he was only able to harvest 6 meager pounds of honey. While extracting the 6 pounds Donald decided to try the fresh honey from his hive and to his surprise it was actually delicious and nothing like the honey that his parents purchased from the grocery store.
Since attending bee school along with the knowledge and help from Frank Lagrant, it has now been 35+ years since Donald purchased his first hive. With the support of family and friends, Grimes Apiary has evolved from a single hive in 1981 to a successful family-run three-generation business serving the surrounding towns with 100% natural, pure, delicious raw honey and bee products.
Call or text to place your order today: 774-298-0988
Our (Bees) products
All of our Honey is made right here locally in Brookfield, MA and surrounding towns. If you haven’t tried local honey, then you’re missing out; local honey compared to store bought honey is completely different. Store honey is heated incredibly hot which as a result removes the pollen, and other natural elements that actually help your immune system! Our bees honey is 100% pure, native, raw, organic, and unpasteurized. We’re a “from hive, to bottle, to you” apiary. Interested in purchasing our bees honey or bee-related products? Take a look at the where to buy section to find out where you can purchase our products. Below is a complete list of our delicious and 100% natural products.
You may also order from us directly 24/7 by calling or texting our number 774-298-0988 and scheduling a local pickup or requesting a shipment to your location.
Where to Buy
Find us at these fine retail locations, various fairs, and seasonal markets listed below. In the near future, we hope to also be selling online here on our site, so please check back!
You can also order 24/7 via our phone line where you just leave a message for us or text us: 774-298-0988