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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:

First day of packing orders!
7 months ago – Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 04:42:05 PM

Medium and Large Jackets, and 3XL through 5XL suits are packaged and ready for the post office tomorrow.  It has been a long day of trial and error with new postage printers, postal scales, and software that is not so self explanatory.  We worked out some kinks but have a lot more to learn!  Looking forward to getting these off tomorrow and learning more about this software so that I can send out tracking numbers.  

Hope to give an update tomorrow about how easy this has become hehe...

Terry

The first shipment has arrived!
7 months ago – Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 08:49:28 PM

We just received our first shipment and will be taking inventory and stocking them tonight and tomorrow.  We should begin shipping Monday to those whose orders we can fill now and will continue to ship to everyone else as more suits and jackets arrive.  

We missed the estimated ship date of July by a little but we are excited to start getting these out to you!

Thank you!

Terry

Shipping update!
7 months ago – Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 05:25:07 PM

I finally have concrete information on our shipment.  The manufacturers have had more delays than expected tooling up to run this new design.  The actually had to bring in new equipment to be able to produce our suits and jackets because our "Zee Space" binding along the zippers is the heaviest they have ever ran and the standard commercial machines were breaking.  They are going to break the shipment into segments as they complete certain parts of the order and absorb the extra freight charges due to this delay.

I received a tracking number today for suits sized 3XL, 4XL, 5XL and jackets sized M and L.  The tracking number does not give me an estimated window of arrival yet, but the manufacturers estimate 7 to 10 days.  I was told that they felt confident that all other suits will be shipped by next Wednesday with the remaining jackets to follow.

I received the shirts today and have been told that the tumblers and selfie sticks will arrive by Monday.  I also found out today that the hats were back ordered and I have not yet received an new date of delivery.

I will attempt to ship products together for those that have multiple items but if the hats are delayed longer than Monday I will ship those separately when they arrive.

My goal all along has been to have all product shipped by no later than July 31st, clearly this will not be the case.  Everyone has been so supportive and it was very difficult having to find out (and update you) that there have been production delays.  I have had very little information to go on this past week and a half for updates and being a start up we have a steep learning curve through out this process.  As it stand now, It looks as though I will be shipping suits and jackets as I receive them over the coming weeks.  

I have also been having issues with the email address support@guardianbeeapparel.com, if you tried to reach me this way please use guardianbeeapparel@gmail.com.  

Thank you all for being so amazing and I sincerely apologize for not meeting our estimated ship date.  We will be sending them out as fast as we can get our hands on them.

Terry

 

Here we go!
7 months ago – Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 07:13:57 PM

Next week things are starting to happen.  On Monday, the first of the promotional items will be delivered to us. We also have a conference call scheduled with the brokerage firm and manufacturer to get details on freight for the suits and jackets.  I will be sharing information with you as soon as I get it.

Thank everyone for your patience, it's hard to believe so much has happened in the last 60 days!  

If I have missed anyone's comments or questions please feel free to message me through our Facebook page, email (support@guardianbeeapparel.com), or you can use the built in messaging here on kickstarter.

Talk to you soon!

Terry

Survey deadline
7 months ago – Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 03:35:29 PM

Most surveys have been completed but there are a few left to be finalized.  Please complete your survey if you have not.  We will be locking in all of the responses on Wednesday July 19th.  

Thank you! 

Terry