Legal Agreement: Terms of Service

Bee(ing) a Good Worker Bee @ The HIVE

The HIVE is an affordable co-working space that provides visitors with a quiet area where they can concentrate on work, boosting their productivity and widening their networking circle, as well as a place for collaboration to increase creativity and innovation.

We have learned that "being a good neighbor" and the Golden Rule means different things to different people. To keep The HIVE affordable and make sure everyone is on the same page, we have created the guidelines below.

In order to be a productive member of the hive, you must agree to the following:

A. Be friendly! We are all in this together! The HIVE is a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your network!

B. Co-working space is for members ONLY. It is fine to show non-members around, but this is not the place for members to hang out with non-members.

C. Co-working is a Shared space. This means we share the responsibility to keep our costs down and we hope that you will join us and make an investment into the community:

  • keep things tidy and clean
  • remember that phone booths are intended for short term use during meetings only
  • Lounge area doors should be kept open, except for short term use for networking purposes
  • be respectful of property and equipment
  • pick up after yourself, throw away your trash/outdated food
  • compost and recycle

 D. Be courteous. All cleaning supplies are there for you to use:

  • if you spill it - clean it up
  • if you make a mess in the sink - wipe it down
  • if you use a mug/dishware - wash it


  • ALL FOOD can go in the compost.
  • PLASTIC, PAPER, GLASS and METAL can go in recycling together; everything else goes in the trash. 
  • LARGE ITEMES and/or CARDBOARD are your responsibility to dispose of, do not leave them behind for us to throw away and do not put them in the trash.

 F. DO NOT change the thermostat.

G. NO pets in the building (unless it is a service animal). We love pets, but they are prohibited from entering the building

H. KEEP the volume of conversations down. We suggest putting your phone on vibrate or lowering the ring tone.

I. You are welcome to BOOK the CONFERENCE ROOM through our website if you would like to utilize this feature. DO NOT use the conference room/or its furnishings, unless you have booked it.


Keys will be given out upon 24/7 membership for a deposit of $20. When the key is returned, you will be refunded your deposit. If you do not return your key, you will not be refunded your deposit. If you lose your key, we will charge you an additional $20 for a replacement. Doors are automatically unlocked at 8am and lock again at 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Please note that there is a $100 fee if you get locked out after hours (either out of the HIVE or out of the building). If you do get locked out, please refer to the numbers on the Emergency Sheet you have been given (also posted in the HIVE).


Metered city parking is available in the parking lot behind Hannah Grimes Center. You may park in any “guest of Hannah Grimes” parking space in the center ring of space in our Roxbury St parking lot, with a hangtag. Parking anywhere else in the lot or parking in guest spots without a hangtag may result in your car being towed without warning at your cost.


We want to hear from you! If you have ideas or suggestions to make the space better, PLEASE SHARE!