Statements on Coronavirus Pandemic

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Statements on Coronavirus Pandemic

At Texas Bee Supply we want you to know that we value each of you not only as customers but as fellow beekeepers.  As we all make adjustments during the Coronavirus pandemic, here at TBS we are taking steps, under guidance from our county government and the CDC to minimize its spread.  Since our Dayton, TX store is not yet open, most of items below will only be applicable to our Blue Ridge, TX store.  However, Nuc and Hive pick-ups and Beekeeping classes apply to both as indicated below.  Here’s how they may affect your shopping and classroom experience effective immediately:


Nuc and Hive pick-ups (Blue Ridge and Dayton)

  1. We are currently reviewing our procedures for bee pick-up days
  2. We will be implementing pick-up options that will allow for outdoor/curbside pick-up for bees and bee supplies
  3. Details will follow soon!


Please note:  We have already begun preparing nucs and hives that many have ordered and have invested a great deal ensuring your order will be ready.  We will do all we can to make your pick-up experience both safe and convenient!


In-Store Procedures (Blue Ridge only)

  1. All frequently used hard surfaces are being disinfected multiple times per day throughout the store including the front check out counter, door pulls and handles, open shelf space and fronts, bathroom fixtures, etc.
  2. We are encouraging the use of hand sanitizer which we provide at the store entrance.  We also have protective gloves for those who would like them.
  3. We ask that if you are sick or have symptoms of any type illness that you please not enter the store, including our staff.  We are also asking all of our staff who may be sick or have symptoms of any type illness to stay home.


Optional curbside pick-up (Blue Ridge only)

We are now offering curbside pick-up of supplies if you prefer not to enter the store.  Here’s how:  

 - Simply place your order on-line

 - Arrive at TBS and let us know you are here

 - TBS staff will load your order in your vehicle


Optional curbside ORDERING and pick-up (Blue Ridge only)

  1. Arrive at TBS and let us know you are here
  2. A TBS associate will come to your vehicle and take your order and payment
  3. We will fill your order and bring it to your vehicle


Beekeeping Classes (Blue Ridge and Dayton)

  1. We are expanding the usable class space and reducing the number of class participants for our beekeeping class to allow for more social distancing
  2. We are providing hand sanitizer and gloves, for class participants
  3. We are no longer providing breakfast snacks to reduce food handling 
  4. We will still provide bottled water and coffee
  5. Our box lunches will still be provided by a local shop which provides take out service.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns about any of our procedures or practices please call or email!  Thank you for understanding and for being an awesome part of our family of beekeepers!