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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I placed two orders with the new owners of Betterbee at the ABF conference this year in Hershey. All of the products I ordered came in good shape and on time. I have ordered from them since, and the same is true. I will order from them again any time they have what I need at a good price.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Bluegrass you need to give the new owners a fair shake and let them make it on their own merit they are not the former owner.
    Think about it....Buy American

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I ordered over 500 bulk plastic bottles about 3weeks ago and was very happy with the service. Fast and FREE shipping.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    As far as I can tell the new owners are nothing but awesome and are probably the salt of the earth. However, because of the previous owners I moved on and have established excellent relationships with the companies I deal with now. I have nothing against the present owners. They are just new owners of a company that I don't buy from anymore.
    Keep on keepin' bees

  5. #25
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    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    We had the new Betterbee folks at our Fall Mtng in Syracuse this past November. They are very nice guys who know the history. They deserve a chance to overcome that past. Under new management for sure. Give them a try and you won't be disappointed.

    One thing I found encouraging is that they hired back some of the people who had been let go by the previous management. That shows me that they have an appreciation and concern for their employees.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Quote Originally Posted by The Honey Girl's Boy View Post
    As far as I can tell the new owners are nothing but awesome and are probably the salt of the earth. However, because of the previous owners I moved on and have established excellent relationships with the companies I deal with now. I have nothing against the present owners. They are just new owners of a company that I don't buy from anymore.
    Well said.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I have been nothing but impressed with the new ownership at betterbee. I am a regular customer in person and via the web. When I need something yesterday I can just call and verify inventory and pick it up. They are only a 2 hours drive from me. When I have sometime before I need things I give them a call and its shipped FedEx and I usually get it in 2-3 days.

    I love Mann Lake but sometimes it takes them 10 days befoire I recieve my order. Also, Mann Lakes HUGE price increase on wax foundation really bothers me. Its seems like they keep going higher and high. I can get 25lb bulk foundation shipped to me cheaper than Mann Lakes cost with free shipping.

    I make most of my equipment but I buy frames and foundation and the odd "new' item or two.

    I am finding myself ordering from Betterbee more and more. They are friendly and polite. They have patients to answer all the newbies questions and deal with a sideliner like me who just want products at a good price and someone to say thank you!
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    The new & improved Betterbee has been amazing. I ordered a Maxant extractor Sunday nite after having used my hand-crank plastic one all afternoon, so it was late Sunday nite. It is on my doorstep in less than 48 hours! All my recent orders have been filled correctly, packed well, and delivered in a timely manner. I met the new owners last fall and figured they seem like my kind of people...and they were. GREAT JOB, guys.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Had my first "issue" with the new betterbee. I ordered sever 100 packs of frames both mediums and deeps. Upon unpacking, I quickly realized I received only 1/2 of the end bars. I called them and the customer service people were very friendly and asked a few questions to understand what I received. The apologized for the error and shipped out the missing merchandise ASAP.

    Exactly how it should be when errors occur!
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

  10. #30
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    May 2012
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    Norfolk, Commonwealth of Virginia, USA
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Just tried them for the first time. Bought some nuc supers and inner covers. Nice folks, shipped the stuff fast and I had it in less than 4 days. They have some specialty items that I've not seen elsewhere.

    The change in ownership seems to have been a great improvement.

  11. #31
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    Burlington, VT, USA
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I've had nothing but GREAT experiences with every aspect of Betterbee. Maybe an administrator could remove all the old Betterbee Bashing posts, they seem so irrelevant to the current Betterbee team.
    Last edited by Barry; 04-06-2014 at 08:42 AM.

  12. #32
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    Wells, VT
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I felt I just had to post and tell how happy I have been with Betterbee. I got into Beekeeping with my dad last year, and have had nothing but great experiences there. We live pretty close we so just drive there to pick up things we need, but everyone has been really friendly.

    One of the new owners actually came out to the showroom and went over a lot of the products with us in depth knowing that we were just getting into beekeeping. I liked that they never "pushed" us toward a certain way of beekeeping, rather they just gave us their experience on what has worked well for them.

    I will certainly be using them for all of my beekeeping needs. (Oh, and I don't know if I just noticed this because I'm a younger guy, but they also have some really pretty girls who work there!)

  13. #33
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    Default Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Quote Originally Posted by tonetone28 View Post
    I've had nothing but GREAT experiences with every aspect of Betterbee. Maybe an administrator could remove all the old Betterbee Bashing posts, they seem so irrelevant to the current Betterbee team.
    Sounds a bit Orwellian to me.
    Its between you and your bees. L. Connor

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