beekeeper

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Reports To:             Head Beekeeper

Summary:                The Beekeeper will care for bee colonies and maintain hive equipment to sustain the health of the honeybee colonies and to promote maximal honey production. 

Responsibilities

·         Assemble brood chambers and honey supers from provided parts.

·         Scrape out and repair previously used brood chambers and honey supers.

·         Prepare splits of existing hives to produce new hives.

·         Mix bee feed and treatments to specified recipes.

·         Inspect hives for signs of disease, damage, starvation, or other threats.

·         Provide general care and maintenance of bee hives and bee yards.

·         Apply feed or treatments to hives in specified manner.

·         Add and remove honey supers from hive at appropriate intervals.

·         Operate extraction equipment to remove honey from supers.

·         Load hives in trucks or trailers for transport of hives to new bee yards.

·         Perform other miscellaneous tasks as necessary.

Physical Requirements

·         Must be able to lift 50 lbs to chest height.

·         Must be able to traverse over uneven ground carrying equipment.

·         Must be able to inspect beehives from all angles.

·         Must be able to work outdoors and in uninsulated warehouse year-round.

·         Must be available on occasion to work evening, early morning, or weekend hours to address bee health and logistics needs.

Educational Requirements

·         No specific educational credentials required.

·         Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions in English.

Certifications Required

·         Must possess valid drivers license.

Desired Experience, Skills, & Abilities

·         Proficiency driving forklifts and large trucks.

·         Prior experience working in the agricultural sector.

Job Hazards

·         Bee stings are an unavoidable hazard of this job.

·         Exposure seasonally to cold and hot outdoor weather.

·         Electric fences, heavy machinery, and vehicles are all common features of job sites and should be approached with caution.

Pay:                        $11.00 to $14.00/hour depending on experience + seasonal profit-sharing bonus.

To.Apply:                Email a resume and cover letter to info@queensbounty.com. State that you are applying to the Beekeeper position.