Albert Chubak grew up on the west side of Saskatoon and attended Westmount and Bedford Road public schools. During his schooling he attained the level of Chief Scout and was was an avid athlete with a love for wrestling and football. In wrestling he rose to 3rd in Canada and in football was a high school MVP and Saskatchewan All-Star. He participated in high school politics through SRC and led as a captain for several years in multiple sports. After high school while competing in sports he tore his knee and decided to refocus. His caring leading nature led him to serve as a missionary helping others for 2 years.
He attended the University of Saskatchewan with a focus on History, English and Education. He completed classes also at the University of Three Rivers in Quebec and later still maintained a 4.0 grade point while at the University of Utah, being admitted into the Golden Key Honor Society. During his 22 year stay in Utah he became a Licensed General Contractor and later in 2011 a manufacturing enterprise began, producing the Eco Bee Box hive. Eco Bee Box blends various beekeeping methods into his unique beekeeping equipment. Eco Bee Box received the “Most Innovative Company” in Utah for 2014. In 2017 he received the “Most Innovative” award by the Western Apicultural Society. He served on the board for the Western Apicultural Society, was the delegate for Utah at the American Beekeeping Federation Association and the Eastern Apicultural Society. He volunteered as a president to two non-profit organizations and was program director multiple times. He has written many articles for the Bee Culture Magazine and was a regular writer for the American Beekeeping Federation publication. He has published his own work on beekeeping while in Utah which also received national recognition as well as an award. In 2018 he travelled to Jordan and Israel to teach beekeeping and learn about the customs and practises there. While in Jordan he visited with the Minister of Agriculture and lectured on beekeeping, leaving a special Eco Bee Box Mini Hive made of red Padauk wood for the King of Jordan.
While keeping more than 450 of his own hives, he started a bee removal business that led him to many incredible experiences with retrieving bee colonies from inside walls of homes and ceilings. He has participated in hundreds of live bee removals in Utah and hundreds of thousands of people have seen his colony removals on local and national news programs and on YouTube. He was also a Bee Wrangler for Spike TV.
Albert returned home to Saskatchewan in 2019 to help his family and enjoy the land he and his family came from. In 2000 he published a comprehensive 400 page book on his family roots spanning back to the mid 1600’s.
While away, Albert participated in business and organizational politics in the United States. As a father he has seen how divorce destroys a family and how children are alienated from a parent. As a business owner, he has taken in homeless people under his wing to help them progress, allowing them night shelter in his shop and a warm meal. He is intimately aware of the challenges of those with mental illness and those who interact daily around them. He has a caring creative nature and always looks for new avenues for progression.
Hobbies and interests: Beekeeping especially raising queens, antiquarian book collecting receiving a silver world award related to his collection, research, family history, sports, outdoors, pets, renovations, antiques, gardening, restoration of a 54 VW beetle, philanthropic activities, has a goal to be on a farm. Has given help to those researching Ukrainian roots for over 20 years.
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