Beekeeper Job Description

Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is a practice that involves keeping bees.

Beekeepers seek to make honey and wax, and to observe and study the honeybee.

Beekeepers also raise and breed bees.

Beekeepers use a number of methods to care for bees.

Beehives, one of the most common forms of beekeeping, are hives that are divided into cells where the bees and their larvae are kept.

Honeybees live in colonies, and beekeepers keep colonies of bees for honey production.

Beekeepers also keep bees for pollination purposes, such as for the cultivation of crops.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Beekeeper to come and help us out with our hive. We've been having some trouble with it and could really use an expert's help.

Beekeeper Duties:

  • Practice sustainable harvesting methods
  • Absorb and maintain current technological and agronomic expertise
  • Proactively identify bee health, threats, habitats, and colony numbers
  • Achieve and maintain compliance with applicable laws and equipment standards
  • Perform hive inspections
  • Recommend treatments to keep bees healthy
  • Assist in bee removal
  • Train others on responsible bee stewardship techniques

Beekeeper Responsibilities:

  • Manage the beehives
  • Create and maintain apiary map
  • Manage and observe colonies for diseases and pests
  • Manage the hive environment to control temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors to support healthy bees
  • Maintain hives in a clean and safe manner
  • Communicate instructions to beekeeper interns and apprentices
  • Design and implement the company's breeding and relocation plan
  • Conduct statistical analysis of breeding results to aid in future breeding plans
  • Maintain records of hive population and hive health
  • Report hive population, health, and breeding trends to company management
  • Assist management with presentations, articles, and other public communications about beekeeping
  • Share company expertise at local beekeeping events
  • Assist with company social events and fundraisers
  • Participate in company research, development, and patenting activities

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in entomology or related field
  • 5+ years’ proven experience as a beekeeper
  • Knowledge of basic beekeeping practices, including hive management and record keeping
  • Knowledge of Apis mellifera species

At [Company Name], we're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins and genders. We're also committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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