Beekeeper’s Labourers Needed At Ridgedale Co-op Assoc. Canada

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Job Description

We are looking to hire skilled Beekeeper Labourers to raise and care for our honeybee colonies. As a Beekeeper, you will be responsible for building and maintaining beehives, inducting wild swarms, collecting honey and royal jelly, removing hive parasites and maintaining the health of the hive. You may also be required to sterilize or destroy hives and cultivate queen bees for commercial purposes.

To ensure success as a Beekeeper, you should have a passion for beekeeping, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and a desire to work outdoors. Ultimately, a top-class Beekeeper maintains healthy hives and produces high-quality honeybee products.

Job Details:

Employer Name: Ridgedale Co-op Assoc. Wage/Salary Info: $ 11.70 & up, depending on experience Location: RIDGEDALE Employment Terms: Seasonal: Experience: No Experience Application Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022


  • Assembling beehives to desired specifications.
  • Inserting honeycombs and inducting wild swarms into prepared hives.
  • Forcing bees from a hive using a smoke pot to inspect the hive and retrieve honey.
  • Collecting honey and royal jelly.
  • Destroying excess queen bee cells to prevent the division of a colony.
  • Scraping out hive parasites and removing vermin.
  • Destroying diseased bee colonies.
  • Cultivating queen bees for sale to other Apiarists.
  • Arranging the sale of honey to local buyers.
  • Splitting colonies.

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