organic, natural & raw

local honey

About Our Apiary

Donald Grimes stands by hive
2019 – Brookfield, MA — Donald Grimes stands by one of the many hives in the growing 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

Retail locations carrying some of our products:

Tip Top Country Store
8 Central St, Brookfield, MA 01506

Bird Store and More
4 Cedar St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Hardwick Farmers Co-Op
444 Lower Rd, Hardwick, MA 01031

Alternatives for Health
426 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Palmer Chiropractic
1223 Thorndike St, Palmer, MA 01069

Farmer at the Door
Home Delivery Service

Freeman Farm Stand
228 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010

Flourish Farm
59 Tower Hill Rd Brimfield, MA

Rocky Ridge Beef Farm
94 Ward St, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Markets and Fairs where we carry ALL of our products:

Brimfield Farmers Market
Saturdays in April – November ; 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Hitchcock Academy Parking Lot
(2 Brookfield Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010)

West Brookfield Farmers Market
Wednesdays in June – October ; 3:00PM – 6:00PM
West Brookfield Town Common
(Rt. 67 At Rt. 9 ; N Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585)

Asparagus Festival
May 18, 2024 ; 10:00AM – 4:00PM
West Brookfield Town Common
(Rt. 67 At Rt. 9 ; N Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585)

Apple Country Fair
October 12, 2024 ; 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Brookfield Town Common
(River St At Central St, Brookfield, MA 01506)

Roseland Festival
October 19-20, 2024 ; 10:00AM – 4:30PM
Roseland Cottage
556 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281

Contact US

8 Gay Road
Brookfield, MA 01506

Call or Text!