A little background on who we are, how we got into beekeeping, and our mission to save honey bees.
We Are on a Mission
Are you concerned about the rapidly deteriorating honey bee population? If so, you're not alone. We're concerned too and we're working towards suitable solutions to these evolving problems. Your support whether it be purchases in our store, donations through our Adopt-A-Hive Program, or providing other support helps us to make greater progress towards solving these problems and saving more honey bees.
But we're not just working to save bees. As a business, we're always working to bring out the smiles in our customers every single day. Simply put, we create the best beekeeping experience of any company in the industry.
How do we help bees and beekeepers?
Creating modernized beekeeping supplies and equipment
Developing and teaching advanced beekeeping techniques
Providing high-quality honey bee and beekeeping instruction
Encouraging others to be involved in beekeeping or adopting a beehive
Researching honey bee diseases and explore possible treatments
Delivering the best beekeeping support available
We Create Experiences
We Truly Value Our Customers
People who purchase beekeeping equipment or other supplies from us aren't just customers to us...they become part of our beekeeping family. We cherish the relationships we have with all of our customers.
We Sell Only the Best Products & Services
There's a lot of products out there that are garbage, sold by those that are ok with taking advantage of people. That's not how we operate! The products and services we sell come with a quality guarantee you can trust.
We Provide Top-Notch Support
We blow past other beekeeping companies with our world-class customer service. We've forego the "take it or leave it" attitude and instead focus on being accessible and doing what's best for you.
Bear Country Bees was formally founded in November 2012 by the MacCabe clan who had been backyard (hobbyist) beekeepers for over a decade. Their journey hasn't always been smooth but with lots of effort, they have managed to create a successful, bootstrapped family business.
Bryce is the business mind behind Bear Country Bees. He came on when Cody and Bret realized they didn't like doing paperwork and that they needed someone to fulfill the administration and marketing side of the business.
Bryce is currently studying Marketing at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and has extensive experience in online marketing. He spends his free time obsessing over new, better ways to provide value to online customers.
When he isn't geeking out about Internet traffic and conversions, Bryce loves to read Star Wars books, visit exciting places, and spend time with his family.
VP of Operations
Bret is the real deal when it comes to being a beekeeper. He's our expert beekeeper and knowledge base for all things dealing with honey bees. He loves to put together the woodenware, play with the bees, and provide instruction to new beekeepers
Bret is a professional educator who has spent the majority of his career teaching special needs children and helping teachers find innovative ways to promote active learning.
Bret and his wife Rita also have another business selling various books and handmade gifts. When Bret isn't working with the bees, he's often in his shop experimenting with new handmade projects.
Cody got everyone in the MacCabe family addicted to beekeeping. As a young man, he wanted to keep bees and managed to talk Bret into allowing him to get into beekeeping. That was the springboard that got the family into beekeeping and the rest is history.
Cody currently works in Japan as an English teacher and is creating a survival guide for people that visit Japan. Though he's not physically involved with the day-to-day operations, he's a crucial part of our business.
When he's not creating new Japan survival guide materials, Cody loves being outdoors and can often be found studying rocks or birds.
Over 200 Products
29 Honey Recipes
8 In-Depth Trainings
Dozens of Happy Customers
13 Years of Beekeeping
Do you have questions?
Is there anything else you want to know about us? We work hard to be accessible through several different methods, so get in touch with us and we'll have someone in touch with you as soon as possible.