The Bulfinch Bees are Back!!!!

During the restoration of the cupola and clock tower on the First Church in Lancaster a hive of over 100,000 bees was discovered.  Some of the folks on the board of the Bulfinch Fund are beekeepers themselves so we knew about the horrible plight of native bees, where entire colonies are wiped out very quickly leaving local farmers with no alternative but to rent bees for the pollination of their crops. The Bulfinch Fund decided to save rather than spray the massive hive that had taken up residence in the eastern roof and walls of the Bulfinch Church.  Shawn Bernard, a local beekeeper from Leominster, came to our rescue. Shawn and several area locals and other beekeepers that came to help spent 10+ hours gathering up the bees.  The bees with their queen were transported to Shawn’s bee farm, where they cross-bred with Shawn’s bees to produce a second generation of Bulfinch Bees.

In 2010 the honey from the Bulfinch Church was carefully drawn from the combs and bottled.  The 80+ jars of honey sold out almost immediately leaving many without having tasted this truly amazing natural local honey.  Now you have a second chance – the Bulfinch Fund has arranged to secure 150 jars of Bulfinch Bees Honey, a beautifully golden raw honey.  The Bulfinch Fund has decided to give our previous donors first dibs on this limited supply of very special honey, the remainder will be sold at the First Church’s annual HorseShed Fair on Oct. 1st.

If you are already a Bulfinch Donor renew your status as a Friend of the Bulfinch Fund at $35 you will receive an 8 oz jar of honey, at $50 you receive a 16 oz jar.  You need to get your orders in before October 1st.  Send an email to

If you are not a Bulfinch Friend yet become one! Help keep the restoration of the Bulfinch Church going AND get a very special jar of honey as our thank you!


About The Bulfinch Fund

The Bulfinch Fund, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of “The Bulfinch Church” – The Fifth Meeting House, a designated National Historic Landmark standing in Lancaster, Massachusetts since 1816. The Fund’s objectives are to develop resources for the preservation and restoration of this building and to foster recognition of the significance of the 19th century American architect, Charles Bulfinch, through tours and other educational programs, events and publications. The Bulfinch Fund, Inc. is legally separate from any church-related assembly.
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