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Nationwide Shipping & Local Midwest Pickup/Delivery!
Nationwide Shipping & Local Midwest Pickup/Delivery!

A Little Bit About Us!

As migratory commercial beekeepers ourselves, we’ve always wished for a business that thoroughly understands the industry, the services needed, would listen to product ideas and changes, and also has a local presence in the heart of major honey production areas in the Midwest & Northwest. We are constantly innovating in our own commercial operations, and are eager to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you’ve ever wished a supply company would do something, sell something, create something, or launch something, let us know!

Blake Shook

Strategic Planning

Blake is a part owner of CBS and is a migratory commercial beekeeper. He also owns Desert Creek, which operates 10,000 hives between Texas, North Dakota and California. Desert Creek also packs honey, raises and sells bulk bees, and brokers pollination services.

Lyndon Shook


Lyndon has been involved in the beekeeping and bee supply industry for many years, and partnered with Blake to start Texas Bee Supply several years ago. He specializes in operations, accounting, and much more.

Alan Timm

Sales Manager

Alan Timm was born and raised in Hettinger, ND. After graduating high school, Alan went to work for a local commercial beekeeper for many years. In 2014, Alan had the opportunity to branch off and purchase his uncle's apiaries busines and is still an active commercial beekeeper located in SW North Dakota. He produces honey during the spring/summertime and is also a pollination supporter in CA and TX. Alan will be able to create innovative new products with CBS for commercial beekeepers and work as sales during the off-season. When Alan isn't busy talking bees, he is very passionate about hunting and the outdoors!

Erin Timm

General Manager

Erin Timm was born and raised in Hettinger, ND. Shortly after graduation, Erin went to work for a manufacturing facility for 14 years. Erin understands all facets of the supply and manufacturing industry. In 2013, Alan and Erin married and welcomed their only daughter Callie in 2008. As Alan was getting his hands dirty with running a commercial beekeeping business, Erin worked on all the other levels to help with their growing business. Erin brings the overview knowledge of supply and demand as well as the commercial beekeeping industry. In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Brad Guthrie

Production & Warehouse Manager

Brad is originally from Colorado and has been living in Hettinger for the past 15 years with his wife and two sons. Before joining the CBS team, Brad worked in the North Dakota Oil Fields for the past 15 years and was in the United States Marine Corp. When Brad isn't in the office, he is spending his time volunteering for the Hettinger fire department and for the Hettinger Scranton Nighthawk youth football program.

Alix Pearson

Marketing Manager

Alix is a native of Hettinger and has lived there for the majority of her life. After graduating from North Dakota State University, Alix has spent most of her working time at a marketing agency in Sioux Falls S.D. In her free time, Alix continues to show Suffolk and Rambouillet sheep with her family at the state and national level.