August 29

Our Adopt-A-Hive Program Gets A Major Overhaul & Page Redesign


Recently, we announced major changes to our branding and website that would completely reshape the future of Bear Country Bees and (hopefully) make a positive impact on the beekeeping industry.

Today, we’re announcing 3 important updates to our Adopt-A-Hive program that will continue to push our quest to help honey bees even further.

For quite some time, Adopt-A-Hive has provided wonderful opportunities for those who don’t want to or aren’t able to be backyard beekeepers help save more honey bees.


It’s time to take things to the next level (and beyond).

We’ve given the Adopt-A-Hive program some serious upgrades including an awesome new look for the Adopt-A-Hive page.

These changes are going into effect immediately so make sure to watch the video and then read below for the full scoop on all of the changes coming your way.


#1: Simplified Packages & Pricing

Updates To Our Packages & Pricing
We've simplified our previous 4 packages down to 3 newly engineered adoption packages. This will provide you with a more simple, clean, and clear experience when choosing the adoption package that best fits your needs.

In addition to simplifying our packages, we've also updated the pricing associated with our new packages. For full details, see below or visit our new Adopt-A-Hive page.

Up till now, we’ve had four different adoption packages available in our Adopt-A-Hive program:

  • Brood ($99/year)
  • Drone ($249/year)
  • Worker Bee ($499/year)
  • Queen ($999/year)

While these packages were a great first step, we’ve simplified these 4 “legacy” packages down to 3 new packages based on the feedback we’ve received from you.

Here are the 3 new adoption packages that we will be offering going forward along with some updates to the prices:

You might notice that the package names are almost identical to those we used previously.

But make no mistake, these new packages have been thoughtfully reconstructed to create opportunities for you to help honey bees in the way that is most meaningful to you.

In addition to simplifying these new packages, we’ve also simplified the (yearly) pricing associated with each package so that even more people can join our quest to save more honey bees.

Note: adopting your own beehive is not a contractual commitment. We hope that you’ll find your hive adoption to be highly valuable, but if not, feel free to let your yearly adoption expire and you won’t have to pay 1¢ more.

#2: Expanded Items In Your Adoption Gift Sets

Expansion of Gift Sets
In addition to simplifying our adoption packages, we've also expanded the items that are available in the gift sets associated with each package.

We've made sure to keep some of the standard items you'd expect in a beehive adoption such as the adoption certificate and the raw honey. However, we've also included unique gifts that you won't find in any other beehive adoption package out there.

While Adopt-A-Hive is primarily about helping save honey bees & funding honey bee research, we also want to give a special, unique thanks to all of our adoptive parents. We couldn’t do what we do without your continued support!

With that goal in mind, we’ve expanded the items that are available in your gift sets to give you an even more exclusive and unrivaled beehive adoption experience.

Some of the new items you’ll find in our gift sets include:

  • Stained-glass, honey bee suncatcher
  • Handmade hexagonal bee pen
  • Authentic wooden honey dipper
  • Queen’s gift basket

We hope these additions will make your adoption experience even better and that you’ll look forward to getting some of the new items when you renew your adoption package.

Note: new items will only be available in our updated packages starting on September 1, 2019.

#3: Greater Clarity on Benefits + Better Transparency On How Funds Are Used

Additional Clarity & Transparency
Since the beginning, we've tried to be transparent on the benefits you receive from adopting one of our beehives as well as how your contributed funds will be used.

With this new Adopt-A-Hive overhaul, we've taken that even further to provide better transparency so you can make an informed decision. 

This information is available on our new Adopt-A-Hive page. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

We’ve always made great efforts to provide clarity on the benefits you receive with any of our products and Adopt-A-Hive is no exception.

However, we’ve taken this an extra step with our overhauled program & our newly designed page on our website.

The same is true for transparency on how the funds will be used to help save more honey bees.

Namely, we’ve always been fully transparent to the fact that 100% of the proceeds will be used to fund the needs of your hive for 1 year.

If any funds are left over after covering the needed expenses, those resources will be used to fund honey bee research that can help us tackle the global challenges honey bees face.

Note: Adopt-A-Hive is not a registered 501(c)3. As such, any funds used to purchase an adoption package are not tax deductible.

We hope this additional clarity & transparency will dispel any doubts you may have about the safety and efficacy of adopting your own beehive.

When Will The Changes Take Place?

We want you to be able to get your hands on these new adoption packages as soon as possible. As such, these new changes will go into effect immediately.

This includes (drumroll…….)

….the release of the brand new Adopt-A-Hive page!

Here’s a look at what the page will initially look like:

Redesigned Adopt-A-Hive Page - Bear Country Bees

The new look of our Adopt-A-Hive program

These are exciting new changes to one of our most beloved products and I can’t wait for you to more fully enjoy your beehive adoption experience.

If you are someone who wants to help save more honey bees and either can't or don't want to be a backyard beekeeper, I encourage you to consider adopting your own beehive today.

Our newly announced packages provide some of the best opportunities for you to make a meaningful contribution to the continued survival of one of the planet’s most important species.

Click the button below to get started!

Now, It’s Your Turn

As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on these changes that we’ve made. Which of these changes excites you the most? Why? Which change do you think will provide the best benefits to honey bees?
If you could wave a magic wand and make our Adopt-A-Hive program different or better, what would you wish for?

Please leave us a comment below. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts!


About the author

Bryce MacCabe

Bryce is the CEO/CMO of Bear Country Bees and is in charge of marketing, strategy, and innovation. When he isn't obsessing over creating the best possible experience for backyard beekeepers, he loves reading Star Wars, visiting new places, studying and launching rockets, and spending time with his family.

He also sells weather and astronomy equipment and loves observing clouds, lightning, and storms.

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