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Guardian Bee Apparel | Helping Beekeepers Help Bees

Created by Terry Chapman

Guardian Bee Apparel | Helping Beekeepers Help Bees
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206 backers pledged $28,539.00 on Kickstarter

Helping beekeepers help bees. Innovative products for forward thinking beekeepers. Our "Easy Access Veil" is just the beginning of our advancements in beekeeping protective clothing.

Raised in Kickstarter
$28,539.00 / 206 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$5,767.00 / 228 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Local pickup again this Saturday
6 months ago – Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 09:18:18 AM

I will be in the store from 9 - 6 tomorrow 9/2.  We have less than 20 local suits and jackets for pickup and all orders will be filled.  

If this Saturday does not work please contact me and we can make arrangements for a more convenient time.

Thanks everyone

Terry

Local pickup
6 months ago – Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 05:41:23 PM

Local pickup this weekend from 9 to 6 Sat and Sun.

3559 MP Martin Rd Brooklet, GA 30415

There will be signs on Mud Road in between Highway 80 and Arcola Rd showing you where to turn and guiding you too our farm.

I look forward to seeing everyone.

Terry

Be on the look-out for your new #GuardianBeeApparel gear!
6 months ago – Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 04:32:08 PM

Received several shipments in the last few days and we finally have all sizes in stock.  I recruited a friend and my wife to do the heavy lifting (hehe) and have packaged and shipped ALL orders!  Everyone should have tracking numbers emailed to them, If you have not received one by tomorrow please contact me.

If you fall under the local pick up category I will be here from 9-6 on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and would love to see you!  This weekend is the official start of local pick up. If this weekend does not work for you please feel free to contact me and we will figure out the best way to get your order in your hands.

I know this process has taken longer than expected, I will learn and do better!

You will never know how much you have changed my life by making the decision to support this start-up.  I hope to have an open line of communication and a life long relationship with each and everyone of you.  Anything I can do to help you now or in the future, please ask!

I have plans for several new products that I will be developing and releasing as business allows and I can not wait to show them to you.  First up is a smaller version of the veil for those of you that are comfortable with the standard level of protection and prefer smaller size.  I feel like this optional veil will complete the suit and jacket line up for now.  I have prototypes in the works and hope to share these soon.  After that, I will get aggressive about developing one of the newer products I have in store.

I cant wait to hear from everyone soon!

So many thanks,

Terry

Inventory!
6 months ago – Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 06:09:17 PM

More inventory is coming in so more product is being shipped out, YAY!

We received our hats late this afternoon so all the promo orders will be being rolling out along with more suits and jackets.

I'm including a couple of pics of our little temporary store we have set up on our farm.

I'm also still having trouble with the Workspace Email I provided earlier in the process. So if anyone would like to contact me you can do so through our Facebook page, Kickstarter email, or at Guardianbeeapparel@.com.

Suit close up
Suit close up

 

Some inventory, not all sizes are in stock yet
Some inventory, not all sizes are in stock yet

 

Promo items
Promo items

Hope everyone is having a great week, can't wait to see pics of you in your new gear.

Terry

Shipping them out!
6 months ago – Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:01:12 PM

We have been shipping orders out as we receive product for a couple weeks now. Who knew the shipping rates for different states and different countries spread out over 50 to 75 different weights and size boxes would be such a challenge?

I am learning more everyday and becoming more efficient. If you have not received a tracking number it is because I am waiting for your product to get to me.

I have received lots of positive feedback for which I am extremely grateful. We are processing two size exchanges, and one customer has mentioned that they felt the Veil was very large.  Size exchanges are a normal part of this business and I am glad that our customer took the time to discuss the veil with me. I want to address this by saying that I agree with him. Our Veil is designed to have a deep three mesh pocket for your head to sink into to keep you away from stinging insects and also to have the screen far away from your chin and nose. These were things that I Heard lots of people have concerns with while I was designing this suit, Sting's to the ear and cheek through the side screen and stings to the nose and Chin through the front screen of other veils so I wanted to develop a safety first approach and add the needed material for a safe experience. When added to our easy access design with the zipper on the front of the Veil it is probably the roomiest veil on the market.  We will have more than one Veil option in the future, prototypes are in the works.

Everyday working with this product makes me smile and I am so grateful for all of you making this happen. I'm going to attach a photo of me heading to the post office with my first batch of orders to give you something to laugh at haha. I was hot and sweaty from cleaning out a building to turn it into a new temp store and then packaging the orders before the air conditioning could kick in.

Also wanted to mention that if you receive a suit or a jacket and also ordered promotional items but they were not included, we did not forget you. We do not have all of the promotional items in yet and we are also learning this software. It did not automatically batch promotional items with suits and jackets so they will be shipping separately. Maybe not to everyone but definitely to those who already have product or tracking numbers assigned.

Terry

I'm not a selfie kind of guy
I'm not a selfie kind of guy