Apiary Worker

Dewar Apiaries Ltd based in Bluffton, AB is looking suitable applicants for the position of Apiary Worker who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Dewar Apiaries is a family owned and operated beekeeping farm located in Central Alberta. We currently run over 1000 hives and raise our own bee stock. We work hard to produce a mild, full-flavoured honey locally sourced from mainly clover fowers, and also dandelion flowers. We develop beeswax lip balm and hand cream recipes, and produce them in small made to order batches. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to full time or Seasonal employment. The shift timings include Day, Weekend, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Apiary Worker has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Dewar Apiaries Ltd
Position: Apiary Worker
No. of vacancies: 4
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 35 to 75 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: Bluffton, AB

Job Description

  • The candidate would be in charge of handling, feeding, and caring for honey bee colonies in a seasonally appropriate manner.
  • The candidate will be required to manage colonies of honeybees for the production of honey as well as pollination services.
  • The candidate would be responsible for harvesting honey
  • The candidate will be expected to detect and treat bee diseases.
  • The candidate will be required to clean and maintain beekeeping equipment
  • The candidate will be expected to build hives and replace combs
  • The candidate must collect and package any hive products such as honey, beeswax, and pollen.
  • The candidate will be expected to make decisions regarding yards, treatment, splits, honey harvesting, and all other aspects of beekeeping.
  • The candidate will be responsible for marketing honey products to consumers or distributors.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing and managing queen rearing operations.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that breeding yards are kept at peak production levels.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep diseases and pests under strict control.
  • The candidate must be able to identify and report hive health issues.
  • The candidate must wear and maintain protective clothing and equipment avoid injury to themselves.
  • The candidate must maintain colony records.
  • During season changes, the candidate will be required to prepare colonies for both production and wintering.
  • The candidate would be in charge of assembling beehives to the required specifications.
  • The candidate would be in charge of inserting honeycombs and introducing wild swarms into ready-made hives.
  • The candidate would be in charge of forcing bees from hives with a smoke pot in order to inspect the hive and retrieve honey.
  • The candidate would be in charge of gathering honey and royal jelly.
  • The candidate would be in charge of destroying excess queen bee cells in order to prevent colony division.
  • The candidate would be in charge of eradicating diseased bee colonies.
  • The candidate would be in charge of splitting colonies.
  • The candidate will be responsible for inspecting colonies for vitality, queen performance, level of food reserves, and parasites or disease
  • The candidate will be required to operate and maintain food-processing, honey-extraction, and packaging equipment
  • The candidate will be responsible for moving bees to different locations to pollinate crops
  • The candidate will be required to operate and maintain farm trucks, forklifts, and machines like grass mowers and chemical sprayers for controlling grass around hives

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should know English
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma .
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 7 months to 1 years of working experience.
  • The candidate should be well-versed in apiary work.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be flexible.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent knowledge of plant and animal biology.
  • The candidate should be able to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • The candidate must have the ability to lift heavy objects.
  • The candidate should be able to follow instructions and work without supervision.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The ideal candidate will be well-versed in planning and time management.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • Candidates must be able to tolerate bee stings.
  • Candidates must adhere to hygiene practises in order to prevent or control disease transmission from hive to hive and contamination of hive products.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet, hot and cold weather conditions

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • This is a fast-paced environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours
  • The candidate should be willing to work standing position for extended periods.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in rural area and remote locations.
  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidate.
  • The candidate will be required to work in various locations.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

By mail

NE-13-44-04-5
Bluffton, AB
T0C 0M0 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • References attesting experience

 

 

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