You can see Pops working in the background and all the finished bee traps are in the front. He hasn’t finished making the initial batch of 100, but he’s getting close!
Pops (and Mom) have been in the shop most days since what I call “The Great Carpenter Bee Trap Adventure” began! At this point, Pops has said he wants me to open up the ordering again… so long as everyone understands that he CANNOT promise a particular delivery date. He will continue to work on them as long as my readers need them, but he can only make so many per day.
The Carpenter Bee Traps are POPULAR!!!
At this point, we have over 350 people who have filled out a waiting list request and many of you who filled out the form want more than one!
I’m happy to say we will be opening up the orders again in a few hours for a batch of 500!!! (Those who filled out a form to be put on the waiting list will be notified first and will have several hours to place their orders before we open up the ordering to everyone else.)
We have hit a few snags — like sourcing boxes, getting enough extra jars, and finding ways to package the first 100 bee boxes safely. Such things are much more difficult than I would have imagined a week ago. Who knew that buying $300 worth of flattened shipping boxes would wrack up a $100 delivery charge?!?! Again, we had no expectation of this volume… so we are working out the kinks and problem solving as quickly as humanly possible! We are making it work! *Yay!* Continue reading