Hudson Hives is a small family run apiary (honey bee farm) located in Hudson Massachusetts where we raise honey bees using sustainable beekeeping practices; harvesting honey in small batches the old fashion way.
We do not move our bees for commercial pollination of crops. Our bees forage our biodynamic herb gardens collecting pollen and nectar and in the process pollinate the plants, flowers and trees. We also place our hives in local backyard gardens where they are free to collect pollen and nectar of their choice.
We support other local beekeepers to provide varietals of honey. Each honey is unique in color, flavor and aroma depending on the nectar of the flowers visited by the bees and season it was collected in.
Stephen is a beekeeper and first got interested in bees in Ireland where a relative was a beekeeper.
Jen is a certified herbalist and aromatherapist and formulates and handcrafts all the products using honey and beeswax from Hudson Hives’ bees and herbs from their garden.
Their daughter Emma, 13, is a budding herbalist and beekeeper and is a big help in the care of the bees and herbs.