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. Our bees forage our biodynamic herb gardens collecting pollen and nectar and in the process pollinate the plants, flowers and trees.
Stephen is the beekeeper and first became interested in bees in Ireland where a family member was a beekeeper. Since that time Stephen took a formal beekeeping course (twice) through the Worcester County Bee Association.
Stephen’s wife Jen is an herbalist and aromatherapist and handcrafts all the candles, soaps, and lip balms using honey and beeswax from Hudson Hives’ bees and herbs from their garden.
Their daughter Emma, 12, is a budding herbalist and beekeeper and is a big help in the care of the bees and herbs.