Our Commitment to Combating Coronavirus

In light of recent developments with the outbreak of COVID-19, Bear Country Bees is taking additional steps to ensure the safety and health of our customers, staff, and all others involved in any transaction or interaction with us. We are committed to doing our part in helping temper the spread of the virus where ever possible. To this end, we are following the guidance of local, state, and national health officials to ensure we’re taking the appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of everyone involved.

Our objective is to continue providing you with a seamless experience as you continue to interact with us. At this point, we do not anticipate any interruptions to the services we provide or the experiences you have working with us.

However, given the way the COVID-19 situation is unfolding, it is possible that certain interruptions may occur out of necessity in the interest of protecting your health and safety.

Potential Interruptions To Our Service

In accordance with guidance received from the appropriate health professionals, we are proactively making preparations for potential changes, delays, and other adjustments to the following:

  • Bee Package & Nuc Pickup Events
  • Delivery times, schedules, and other logistical considerations
  • Processing and shipment of orders
  • Addition of requested content, features, and other elements on our website
  • On-site meetings with Bear Country Bees staff members (including those
    previously scheduled)

  • Responses to phone calls, emails, chats, and other communications with our team
  • Shipments from our vendor partners
  • Other adjustments as necessary

We feel that it’s important to note that even though any of the above are possible outcomes, we do not expect any mass shortages of supplies needed for beekeeping. Consequently, we do not see any need to place orders that are larger than necessary to secure supplies, bees, and other beekeeping materials. We expect that you will have access to all of the supplies that you will need even if some delays do occur.

Our Online Resources Help Fill The Gaps

As most states have encouraged or mandated self-quarantine measures, we remind you to make use of our terrific lineup of online resources including:

  • Education Centeronline beekeeping courses
  • Blogfree honey bee and beekeeping articles
  • Backyard Beekeeping Launchpadonline training course specifically designed to help new & aspiring beekeepers successfully complete an entire season of beekeeping
  • Newsletter: email notifications when we publish new beekeeping content & resources
  • Adopt-A-Hive Program: sponsor honey bees without having to be a beekeeper

All of these resources and more are perfectly suited to helping you continue your beekeeping journey while also helping you avoid large crowds and following other local, state, and national requirements for reducing the spread of the virus.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to you is to do everything in our power to keep you and others safe and healthy. We are also committed to providing the same level of quality products and exceptional service that Bear Country Bees is known for to the greatest extent possible in this ever-evolving situation.

Once the Coronavirus situation has abated, we expect that beekeeping will return to normal.

We'd Love To Hear From You

As more information becomes available, we will post updates to this page and our other online forums as necessary. We welcome any questions or concerns you may have and will do everything in our power to respond as accurately as possible and in a timely manner.

Please feel free to leave us a comment below with your thoughts and we will do our best to address them as quickly as possible. If you would prefer to speak with us in a more private setting, please feel free to reach out to us via one of our alternate methods listed below.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in light of this uncertain situation. We will weather this storm together and be a better community of beekeepers as a result.

Bryce MacCabe

CEO, Bear Country Bees

Bret MacCabe

COO, Bear Country Bees

Have Questions About Our Efforts To Combat Coronavirus?

Thank you for reading this important message from our company leadership. 

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