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About Us

Our Vision: To free honeybees, beekeepers and the ecological system from the deadly effects associated with the varroa mite bee parasite, and enable beekeepers maintain their hives easily and profitably again.

Our Story

Dr. Avi Ben Shimon, the co-founder of ToBe, is a 2nd generation beekeeper who strongly believes that the ongoing unsolved Varroa issue threatens the actual existence of the global beekeeping industry. Conventional methods have been proven inefficient, and while current solutions are being used reluctantly, Ben Shimon came to realize that a valid solution to the Varroa problem must be developed utilizing multidisciplinary approach and knowhow. Based on his unique and unorthodox approach, Dr. Ben Shimon started researching to find a more suitable method of fighting Varroa. The guidelines of this early research later became the company’s motto: “Any challenge can be conquered given enough desire, determination and multidisciplinary thinking”.

The Bigger Picture

Nature’s ecological sustainability principle is based on preserving the delicate balance between opposite forces. The first principal design behind ToBe’s approach is minimal interference maximal impact, allowing a dramatic reduction in compound use while achieving superior efficacy. This principle design also manifests by leaving behind zero hazardous environmental waste, and by enhancing beekeepers and bees safety. 

We strongly believe that our non-conventional approach will make a significant contribution to the global beekeeping industry, enabling beekeepers & bees to thrive, and support their effort of maintaining mankind’s sustainable nutrition cycle.

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Our Team

We believe that every problem has at least one solution and therefore any challenge can be conquered given enough desire, determination and multidisciplinary thinking.

Eric Joely


Experienced CEO with over 25 years experience in technical, operation and business development management. 

Holds B.Sc. From the Technicon and MBA from Haifa Univ. 


Ron Korkidi

Co-Founder Chief Beekeeping

An experienced bee researcher, conducting and analyzing field and lab Varroa treatment experiments.Graduated his M.Sc. at Tel Aviv University & Agricultural ResearchOrganization, Volcani Center.

Ilan Blaus

SVP Engineering & Operations

a seasoned executive with a proven track record, spanning decades in senior leadership roles in  R&D, Engineering, and Operations with specialties in multidisciplinary solutions.
Ilan received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from New Haven University, MBA degree from Harriot Watt University, and he holds a Director Certificate from Tel Aviv University.


Avner Einav

VP Product & BD

An experienced product and business
development manager with over 10
years of managerial experience, in both
traditional and tech industries.
Avner is a beekeeper, who holds an
Industrial Engineering degree.

Gadi Kovler

Director of Software Engineering

Experienced R&D leader with proven knowledge in allaspects of STEM. Multidisciplinary technology professional with a B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Ben Gurion and a B.A in Psychology from The Open University.

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