In the spirit of transparency with all of you our great fellow beekeepers, we have some important news about upcoming changes to Bee Culture. We are updating our subscription prices. We know this isn’t a fan favorite type of change. Looking back, it’s been a long time since we’ve changed prices and unfortunately now is the time for this change. The new prices will take effect on June 1, 2022. We will not be able to honor any previous prices after June 1. This includes renewal letters, subscription cards, etc.
This change comes from a variety of factors. First, the price of paper has gone up. There’s been a shortage (as I’m sure longer subscribers are aware with the various delays) and because of that, the paper that is available now costs more, a lot more. You may see us start to change paper at some point to find what’s most cost effective for us, but still provides a great product for you! We never want to change how great our magazine is, so if you feel that we are, please let us know. We are always happy to hear your feedback!
Another reason for the price change is the price of postage. Our foreign subscribers unfortunately will be hit the hardest here. We hope this isn’t coming out of the blue to you all. The price of postage has gone up exponentially. You may or may not be aware, but the company Bee Culture is a historic part of is A.I. Root which is a big part in the candle industry nowadays. They are being hit hard by freight costs as well, so it’s a business wide change. For our foreign subscribers, please consider our digital edition if you are struggling with our prices. We would love for you to continue enjoying Bee Culture as you have, just maybe in a more cost-effective way for you.
If any of you have been on our bookstore lately (www.Store.BeeCulture.com) we’re sure you’ve noticed that we changed some prices there too. Eventually, we are planning on also charging for tax and shipping but as of right now, we’re still working out the logistics of that on the back end here. But expect that change relatively soon. We will keep you updated as we know more ourselves…
We appreciate all your support, your love for what we do and your patience with us. Like we stated previously, if you have any questions, concerns or constructive criticism, please let us know at [email protected].