On the 8th April 2013, Wescobee Honey officially became part of Capilano Honey Ltd with the sale of the business following an overwhelming vote by shareholders to be part of a larger organisation.
Sadly that meant that after almost 30 years in the honey industry, holding many key Australian and International postions in relation the the Apicultural industry, being awarded an Order of Australia medal for services to the industry plus an Australian Export Hero award, Mr Eduard Planken, the company CEO, left the operation with both tears in his and some of his staffs eye's.
In his own words Mr Planken stated - " I have loved this industry and will miss all my great friends, business colleagues, customers and fellow workers at Wescobee. I entrust the new owners to carry on the vision and passion for the brand, business and product".
Wescobee gained its international reputation and market position under Mr Planken's leadership guiding the company back to prominance in State, National and International markets.