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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Beekeeper

Q & H Honey Farm, LLC

Bakersfield, CA

$16.05 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.edd.ca.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: beekeeping. Prepare bees and bee equipment for pollination. Worker must be familiar with working with bees in all stages, from the egg through fully developed workers, drones and queens; must work all aspects of commercial bee keeping, including accessing a colony to determine if it needs food or medicine, feeding and medicating bees, maintaining hives in a healthy state, increasing number of hives, raising and replacing queens, making divides, making, painting and cleaning boxes, supering hives. Harvest/extract honey. Run queen breeding yard and produce queen bees. Manipulate and service hive structures and haul bees to and from different hive locations to ensure healthy and productive honeybee colonies. Must respond correctly to bees to harmonize with their natural cycle and keep them in the healthiest state possible for survival and profitability. General maintenance and servicing of equipment and facility. A clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) is required to drive company vehicles. Must have or be able to obtain U.S. drivers license within 30 days following hire. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers may assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to 75 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements & extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers need to have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 110 F. Must be able to work in excessive humidity. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations). Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision. Persons seeking employment as experienced Beekeeper must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to 5 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the workers employment will be terminated. An applicant for this job must be available to work for the entire itinerary. An applicant referred to the employer after the labor certification has been granted, but before 50 percent of the work contract period for the entire itinerary has elapsed, must be available and willing to join the employer at whatever place the employer is located at the time and remain with the employer for the duration of the beekeeping itinerary. An applicant for this job must be available to work for the entire itinerary.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a honeybee farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with beekeeping. Applicants must be able to furnish job reference(s) from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Workers need to have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. Must be able to work in excessive humidity and heat up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean driving record required in order to drive company vehicles. Must have or be able to obtain U.S. drivers license within 30 days following hire. Employer-paid post-hire upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Q & H Honey Farm, LLC
Location:
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Telephone Number:
+14023050268

Worksite

Address:
Paul Qurioz - 8730 Kernita Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21291-650030
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
10/27/2021

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