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Mister Bee at WVUP Job Fair

Need Your Votes to Upgrade the Hive: Mister Bee Competes for a Game-Changing Grant

Calling all Mister Bee chip lovers: from classic flavor fans to the jalapeno adventure seekers, we need your help. We have entered the annual FedEx Small Business Competition for a $50,000 grant to fund critical resources. If we win, every dollar goes back to you in improving our website experience and exploring new, lower-cost shipping […]

Bringing Snack Time Service to the Nation’s Capital

With thousands of National Guard members stationed at the nation’s capital, they were going to need some scrumptious support eventually. When the USO-Metropolitan of Washington-Baltimore sought donations to support the troops, our Queen Bee Mary Anne Ketelsen answered the call. We shipped 1,000 bags of assorted chips to the troops as fast as we could. […]

Mister Bee "Thank You Veterans" Original Potato Chips

A Tasty Tribute: Celebrating Veterans Day with Donation to the USO

We are thrilled to announce that our “Salute Our Veterans and Military Personnel” bags, the package featuring a young girl and soldier, have been a catalyst to contribute $100,000 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Patriotic spirit is part of our tradition at the hive. Our CEO Mary Anne Ketelsen, or Queen Bee as we […]

Department of Veterans Affairs clinic

BEE KIND: Saluting Our Veterans with Salty Snacks

We have a lot of patriotic spirit here at the hive, and we show it in our own crispy, perfectly seasoned way. That’s why in honor of Veterans Day we donated our specialty “Salute Our Veterans and Military Personnel” chip bags to around 108 veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic on Ohio Avenue. […]

Mary Anne Ketelsen

Honoring Mrs. Bee: WV Living Names CEO Mary Anne Ketelsen Wonder Woman

Everyone could use a hero in these trying times—and ours has a tasteful way of saving the day. Mister Bee CEO Mary Anne Ketelsen, the Queen Bee herself, has been honored as one of West Virginia’s 2020 “Wonder Women” by WV Living, the premier lifestyle and travel magazine in the Mountain State. This annual event […]

Mister Bee receiving USDA funding

Mr. Bee upgrades the hive with USDA funding

The plant is buzzing with excitement over our latest opportunity! We’ve received $250,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for renovations and energy-saving equipment. So how are we going to keep the chips you know and love coming in even faster? We’re financing a new warehouse, water recycler, fryer, potato washer, lighting, […]

Home-Grown Opportunities: A Partnership with WVU at Parkersburg

In the 1960s, we made a promise that we were 200 miles fresher than our competitors, and through our partnership with West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP), our chips will be as fresh as the potatoes grown in your own backyard. Through a donation of $45,000 from Mister Bee, the college will grow specialty chipping […]

American Legion celebrates veterans chip bags

A Chip-Flavored Challenge: American Legion Rallies Support for “Salute Our Veterans” Bags

As we honor our nation’s heroes with our specialty “Salute Our Veterans” bags, we also pay our respects to the American Legion. Kim Mellie, general manager of American Legion Unit #174 and president of the Ladies Auxiliary, has issued a “Chip Challenge” to other West Virginia American Legion units and other service groups to purchase […]

Mister Bee employee with veterans bags

Give a Savory Salute: Veteran-Honoring Chip Bags Hit the Shelves

The Mister Bee plant has been buzzing with patriotic spirit for months! Our limited time “Salute Our Veterans” bags honoring our nation’s heroes are now in production. We are producing up to 250,000 bags and shipping them to Mister Bee locations and chip-loving homes. For every sale, 10% of proceeds are going to the United […]

Mister Bee "Thank You Veterans" original potato chips

New Chip Bag Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

We believe our nation’s veterans should be honored every day for their service, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something special this Veteran’s Day! Thus, to show our gratitude, we are releasing the new, limited time “Salute Our Veterans” chip bag. This new design captures patriotic spirit and flair, but our initiative goes beyond […]