Our Blueberry Mead is now available for purchase. For the safety of our staff and customers we are offering curbside service at The Colony. You are welcome to pre-order and pay by calling us at 978-957-2233.
Our traditional mead is as classic as the days of yore and brewed with the nectar of our beloved, winged partners, the famous Carlisle honeybees.
This contemporary Cyser uses fresh pressed apples, and has a tendency to make your spirit feel young and alive again.
This award-winning mead takes a hint from the honey of Japanese Knotweed blossoms, providing a unique take on a traditional art.
This unique mead variety pairs the distinct sweetness of blueberry blossom honey with real blueberries, picked straight from the wilderness of Maine. Sweet and complex. Tart and wild. A taste for everyone.
Lift your winter spirits with our seasonal twist of sweet vanilla, and comforting aroma of cloves, cinnamon, ginger and anise.
Rick Reault had found great success in the construction trade — but he found himself wanting more. In 2005, It was time to take a leap and try turning a part-time passion into a full-time career. Leveraging his honed business skills, he founded New England Beekeeping, a supplier of honeybees and beekeeping equipment to local customers, and Beecause Apiaries, a supplier of honey to local farm stands.
With a rising demand for natural, healthy foods, Rick knew that his love of honey was soon to be everyone's love of honey. In 2012 he aquired Carlisle Honey, an established local honey supplier, to help him bring his Beecause Apiaries honey to market.
By 2018, New England Beekeeping and Carlisle Honey had become the largest distributors of honey and beekeeping supplies in New England. Still operating out of Rick's basement, the business needed room to breath, so a brand new facility was erected at 7 Locust Ave in Tyngsboro, MA which Rick dubbed "The Colony".
With more space to work and more hands to help, The Colony embarked on a new honey project: HoneyBound Meadery. Launching with a showcase of three flavors, HoneyBound Meadery aims to bring the wonderful qualities of New England honey the new stage of alcoholic beverages.
Beekeeper of 25 Years