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     Ed and Bev and Rachelle have been working together with bees for many years, and Rachelle became a partner in the company in 2016.  Rachelle has made it possible for Allen's Bees to keep on  "buzzing."   She works in every aspect of the operation, and loves working with bees.  She is the one who produces your shipping labels every Saturday.  Please place orders or changes before Saturday.

​    Ed has been working with bees for most of his life. He retired from shipping package bees and queen bees in 2005.  He had begun shipping Bee Venom Bees in the '90's and expects to continue for quite some time.  Bev manages the company accounting, and helps Rachel get customer orders lined out appropriately for their needs.   Bill, Rachelle's husband, has joined us more recently, helping pack bees Mondays and cares for bees, bee equipment and the vehicles.  Bill and Rachelle manage the honey side of the operation, extracting honey mid summer.

    

    

 

This is Ed giving the bees a last minute drink of water before they are packed into the shipping cartons.  After being watered they are sorted into their appropriate groups for packing into the shipping cartons.


Early Monday mornings you will find Bill and Rachelle getting their smokers going and heading out to shake bees from the hives.


Soon they are back at the house loading the cages with the appropriate number of bees in each cage.    


Sometimes we hear that a drone or a queen has slipped into a cage, or even a mite.  Mites are a continual concern, and the hives get medicated several times each year. 


Bev will be at the computer with accounting challenges.



We look forward to Winter.  We'll keep shipping, hot, cold, rain or snow.  Try to have a safe place for your bees to arrive where they will not get too hot or too cold.

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Ed is now more involved in overseeing operations , maintaining computer software,  and other office work

 

Ed, Rachelle and her husband, Bill,  keep constant watch on the bees.  Here are Ed and Rachelle adding pollen patties in the Fall to push the bees into producing more bees.  This is done as a last measure to have them strong for the Winter.


  When Spring is upon us most of our beehives will be taken to the almond orchards about 75 miles to the south of us.  When he trees are through blooming, the hives are brought home to be divided.  This is how we replace the hives we have emptied in the winter by shipping out the bees for venom therapy.


 

Besides beehive care, considerable time is spent on customer care! We strive to keep orders accurate and regular.  Call if you have any questions.

Wishing you better health.

       BVT - Live Bees for Bee Venom Therapy​  -  (530) 221-1458