Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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Cheesemaking -- Hard Cheeses Made Easy.  Making soft cheeses is fun, but making hard cheese is challenging, rewarding, AND fun!  Registration will begin in February, and the class will fill up quickly; send an email to and I will contact you when registration begins.

4/2/17 (tentative)

The Mighty Mason Bee; Our Native Super-Pollinators!  This is a two hour introduction to the cutest but hardest-working little bees you may have never seen.  Part 1 will cover physiology, life-cycles, benefits,..., and Part 2 is a hands-on workshop to construct a mason bee house just in time for their early spring arrival.  For more info, click here

Late March/Early April

Grafting and Pruning Fruit Trees.  John Bunker (Fedco Seeds/Bulbs/Trees, and New England's apple guru), will share his vast knowledge caring for, and propagating, pome & stone fruit trees.  Hoping to spin-off a Boston from the class.  Date and location to be determined.  Send an email to and I will contact you when registration begins. Co-sponsored with the Boston Food Forest Coalition.

Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.

Beekeeping Supplies at

Agricultural Hall's Store

Woodenware from Maine, hive tools from Massachusetts' own Maxant, clothing, smokers, bottling glassware, and more.  See a more complete sales sheet below and on the "More Beekeeping Supplies" page.

Beekeeping Workshops at

Agricultural Hall

Several workshops are in the works.  A swarm management workshop will probably be first this spring.  Check "News & Events," at left, or give me a call.

Beekeeping Links

Here are some helpful links.  Suggestions are encouraged:

1) Boston Beekeepers at: 

2) Mass Beekeepers Assn. at;

3) Click this Beginning Beekeeping link to be taken to to a collection of other great links; 

Agricultural Hall carries Langstroth hive components -- the most common hive style in the U.S., and we now have Warre and top bar hives -- some with observation windows!  Mix it up a little. 

We have a generous supply of medium and deep 10-frame and 8-frame supers, frames, and wired foundation.  All hive woodenware is milled in Maine from commercial grade white pine. To help you cut costs, Ag Hall offers a selection of 'budget' boxes and frames. 

Prices are for unassembled hive components.  Assembled hives are available for approximately 50% above unassembled prices.  Call for more info.