Customers from around the world look to Cook & Beals, Inc. for their honey processing needs. We are located in the United States in Loup City, Nebraska and have been designing and manufacturing honey extraction equipment for the commercial beekeeper since 1959. Our goal is to provide the honey producer with the most trouble free, durable, labor-saving equipment in the industry. We were once beekeepers, so we understand the importance of honey extracting running as smoothly as possible.
The Cook & Beals, Inc. equipment line includes the Box Grabber, Deboxer, Automatic Uncapper, Auto-Load 60 and 128 frame Extractors, Pumps, Heat Exchanger, Spin-Float Honey Wax Separator, Wax Melter, Moisture Remover, Honey Tote Scale, Parts and Accessories.
Cook & Beals, Inc. is a 3rd generation family business that was incorporated in 1964, but our business history goes back further than that. In the late 1950’s Max Cook, with the financial assistance from J.D. Beals (both beekeepers and where the name “Cook & Beals” originated from) and Jim Kuehl’s labor formed a partnership and began manufacturing the automatic uncapping machine. This machine for uncapping honey combs, although with many changes, is still being manufactured today.
As a family business in a rural farming community, Cook & Beals, Inc. has done many things through the years to survive. From cattle panels, truck grill guards and boat trailers, to providing local machine shop and general repair work, all of which blend together to make Cook & Beals, Inc.
In 1969, the late Jim and Ruby Kuehl purchased Cook & Beals, Inc. as our first generation, and continued to grow with the beekeeping industry in the U.S. and abroad through manufacturing, beekeeping and speaking opportunities. Cook & Beals, Inc. has through the years purchased and invented other pieces of machinery that fit in with its high-quality line of Honey Extracting Equipment, awarded both US and Canadian patents.
Pat Kuehl, former President, with his wife Carol took over the family business in 1990. Together, as the second generation, they successfully grew the Cook & Beals, Inc. name in the industry through equipment manufacturing, beekeeping and their service work in Beekeeping organizations from 1990-2015.
Shane Kuehl, President, together with his wife Tami took over the family business in 2015 as the third generation of Cook & Beals, Inc. We are excited to continue what our Grandparents and Parents did before us and are looking forward to future innovations and continued quality service to our friends and family in the honey and beekeeping industry.