November 11, 2020

Despite it being the slow season for beekeeping, a lot has been happening here at Bear Country Bees over the past several months.

Hot on the heels of our most recent update, we’ve got another exciting change to our website: a brand new contact page complete with incredible new features.

But that’s not all. We’re also exposing part of our support roadmap with specific plans we have to improve your experience with support requests.

Keep reading to discover what you can expect.
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October 14, 2020

We’ve got some exciting updates we’re making to our website to give you a cleaner, updated, and more user-friendly experience across our most popular programs.

I can’t wait to tell you more about the changes so let’s dive right in.

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July 14, 2020

One of the most common tools that beekeepers use is a smoker (often called a bee smoker).

If you haven't seen a smoker before, this is what common models look like:

Honey Bee Smoker Components

The idea behind the smoker is that using it should help calm the honey bees down allowing the beekeeper to more easily perform inspections, capture swarms, etc. and (hopefully) not get stung as often.

A quick online search will give you online articles, social media posts, and videos by the dozens that make statements to support this idea.

In fact, bee smokers are viewed as such an essential piece of equipment that they are included by default with most Starter Kits.

But are bee smokers actually that effective? Does using a smoker actually help calm bees? Or is it yet another beekeeping myth that has been passed around?

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December 30, 2019

​We get many questions from our customers each season across just about every range of beekeeping & honey bee related topics imaginable.

However, there is one particular question that stands out as being asked more often than most:

​Why can’t you ship bee packages & nucs directly to me?

​In this post, you’ll find out the exact reasons why we don't ​ship honey bees (at the moment).

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November 18, 2019

​Each year as the holiday season rolls around, there’s an absolute flurry of shopping and purchasing that occurs as people try to find gifts for each other.

There are more options than ever, and yet, it often seems like it is harder than ever before to find something meaningful to give.

Luckily, we’ve compiled an entire list of awesome holiday gifts below that you can give that are sure to impress ​your recipient​ and you’ll also contribute to the world-wide efforts to help save honey bees!

Let’s take a look.

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