Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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E-mail  Tel. 617-388-7378

News & Events

Nothing at the moment.  Keep checking back, or check the Workshops calendar here

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.