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Boston Area Beekeeping Association's (BABA's) intensive beekeeping class begins February 8th.

Bee school is the best place to begin your beekeeping adventure.  The five indoor classes (and several 'hands-on' trips to an apiary in early spring) are comprehensive and fun.  The class is already three-quarters full, so sign up soon to reserve your spot.  See for registration and details.


Sunday, February 24, 2018

Also, a basic, single beekeeping class will be taught at the Boston Nature Center. If you plan to start beekeeping this year, the BABA class (above) is best. If you're considering beekeeping sometime in the future, the BNC class is a great intro. See


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bee orders begin January 17th. See for ordering info.


Log inoculation can start anytime; there's a small supply of fresh oak logs nearby, and I'll pick up a bag of shiitake spawn in the next week or two. Call for updates, or check back on this page. Logs/spawn/sealing wax will all run about $40/ea., but will keep rewarding you with mushroom 'flushes' for several years.

For other workshops and happenings, 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.

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2018     EGG CHICKS     2018

Agricultural Hall takes chick orders in spring.  Check back here periodically for updates and news.

Chicks are sent from large hatcheries to my feed supplier in Acton, MA, and I grab them soon after they arrive and bring them into town.

There are other options available almost anytime all year:

1) Order chicks in spring from a mail-order supplier: 

     Mt. Healthy Hatcheries ( , 

     Murray McMurray (, 

     Purely Poultry (, 

     Stromberg's (  

There are other suppliers, too; just Google "buy chickens online."

2) Give me a call and I will try to locate juvenile or adult birds from local farms.