Albert Chubak worked as a general contractor for many years before things changed and he started feeling the effects of the economy. So, in 2006 he started a bee removal company called Utah Bee Removal and soon started to rescue hives and relocate them for a reasonable fee. Soon after a few large bee removals a local news company covered one of his removals and put him on the 9 o'clock news. This exposure brought a substantial amount of work for the rest of the season. Albert decided the best way to approach this was document everything so he could share what he learned with the public. His goal was to educate himself and teach the public that killing a hive was not a suitable solution. He posted hundreds of removals and experimented finding what was most successful. Then after a few years of removing hives and capturing hundreds of swarms, it was time to expand further so he added 150 more hives to his apiary. This is when things changed!
Eco Bee Box had it's beginnings on a 13 hour road trip from Utah to California. Albert thought of the additional boxes he needed and after deciding to build them, an idea came to him on how to build a better beehive. With his 25 years in construction and his beekeeper experience he decided upon a solution. A simple design made easy in the form of a corner bracket. In the spring of 2011 the prototypes were made and in January of 2012 it was time to test them. 1000 Brochures describing how the corner bracket worked and its design were mailed out across the US with great response. A field test was done and corners were shipped to supply companies here in the US, and to beekeepers all over the world. Iceland, Serbia, Macedonia, Egypt, Australia and more. Soon after the test phone calls and emails started showing up telling of an amazing story on how they used the brackets and, how easy, simple and smart the new brackets were. After a few tries, working with different material and designs the evolution of the Eco Bee Box with its variety of hardware was created. The international patent was filed.
The Next Generation of Bee Hives
A better, stronger more sturdy hive with little-to-no maintenance is needed so that a beekeeper can focus on the bees and honey production. Eco Bee Box has parts to repair, enhance, replace, make them windows to the world and they are an evolutionary leap forward in hive technology. Our pillar is advancement Thru Education, Practice and Research.
Corners allowing varying hive sizes and styles - Eco Bee Box boxes can be built for queen rearing, raw comb, observation and or swarm boxes in a way not possible with traditional boxes. You can also built commercial hive boxes or boxes you feel fit for your backyard.
Our corners allows the ability to use local lumber at any location - Every location has lumber that can be utilized instead of paying shipping for wood. Used old shelving, barn wood, and so on can be used. The goal is to have a cost effective product for greater profits.
Locking clips that are uniquely designed and manufactured - Locking clips hold the hive completely together from to bottom. This clip is small and made of stainless steel and anchors into the corner brackets. Once locked the hive is strong enough for any bear attack.
Protective coating instead of paint - A wonderful addition to using cedar is we have a product that coats the exterior instead of using paint. This coating is waterproof and clear it consists of beeswax, coconut and safflower oils. This paste penetrates the wood and is safe for the bees and won’t peel and no need to be sanded.
Frame rails that are uniquely designed and manufactured - The frames sit on a rabbet edge it has always been a weak area on all boxes. The frame rails developed rests made from durable aluminum. We have a number of sizes, each for a particular size box or application. No more wasted boxes because the rabbet is broken.
Equipment that allows you to save time and have fun - Eco Bee Box makes for more profits for the commercial apiaries, as well as ease of use for the backyard beekeeper.
Easy slot clear observation window - The industry currently has observation hives where people can glimpse into the intimate parts of a hive without opening and disturbing bees. These observation hives are costly, rarely produce honey and require lots of maintenance. Eco Bee Box can have one to all four panels in clear acrylic. Important to note in an observation hive the bees don’t mind the window.
Local Honey, books, and everything else you need to learn or raise bees - The industry currently has observation hives where people can glimpse into the intimate parts of a hive without opening and disturbing bees. These observation hives are costly, rarely produce honey and require lots of maintenance. Eco Bee Box can have one to all four panels in clear acrylic. Important to note in an observation hive the bees don’t mind the window.