Updated : March 29th 2020
This page provides an ongoing status of our response to these sad and tragic circumstances and how they impact our ability to serve our readers, customers and members. We will continue to update this page as the situation evolves change.
First and foremost, we hope you and yours are staying safe.
These are, of course, deeply troubling times and trust you are and will do all you can to protect and keep safe yourself and your loved ones. Our hearts go out to all those who have suffered, physically and otherwise. In particular, we thank the incredible folks in the front lines, facing such circumstances unimaginable just a few weeks ago, as they try to keep us safe and help us recover. We are so appreciative of all you do.
Interest in beekeeping among young folks has increased considerably over the last few years. However, a large number of our readers, customers and members are seniors. As such, we recognize that many of you will fall into vulnerable groups. Regardless of your situation, we hope you are getting the support you need and that that you are protected and safe.
At this time, most of our services remain unaffected.
Since our formation about 5 years ago we have been and remain an entirely online/virtual organization, with all our staff working “remotely” across the United States, as our norm. Of course, we don’t claim to have had any foresight for the current situation so know that we are very fortunate in this context.
This means that our regular services (this web site, our member forum, webinars, Colony Cluster, etc) are remain unaffected, at least in the foreseeable future.
We also have the PerfectBee Store which, of course, relies on a supply chain. Our primary distributor is based in the US and, quite frankly, is doing an extraordinary job of keeping shipments on track, under very trying circumstances. They do this while respecting local and regional requirements and adjusting their physical processes to protect the health of their employees.
We are immensely appreciative and thankful for their work at this difficult time. We have an extremely close relationship with our distributors and will report here if/when that situation changes.
While there has been no significant impact to date, this may change at any time. We commit to maintaining this page until this situation is past us.
We know we are very fortunate, in that much of what we do is online and largely unaffected. We also recognize that this is not the case for many others and we are truly sorry for all who are impacted by this terrible situation.
We hope that all of you are taking the appropriate steps to stay safe and wish every one of you the very best at this incredibly challenging time.
For up-to-date information, we refer you to the CDC web site.