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Noble Apiaries

Vacaville, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
We have honeybees, primarily for breeding. There are approximately 4,000 mating nucs and 1,500 production hives for Production of Packages Bees, 5 frame nucs, beehives and mated queens for sale seasonally. Employees will assist in selection of breeding stock and grafting starting in late winter, breeding of queens throughout spring and summer (which involves feeding, filling with bees, placing cells, picking/caging queens, and fixing nucs), and preparation of breeding equipment for storage during the off season. Employees will manage beehives used for breeding and honey production, including but not limited to checking hives for abnormalities, feeding, medicating, requeening of hives, division or splitting, building and maintaining equipment, as well as loading and transporting hives seasonally. Employees will also assist with maintaining bee yards by mowing, trimming trees, clearing vegetation, weed eating, fence repair, and other general apiary duties as assigned. Work hours may vary depending on specific task at hand and may involve working through the night or starting early in the morning as is necessary to move bees.
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

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Applicants must not have a fear of honeybees or an allergy to: A.) bee stings, B.) pollen, or C.) common allergens which will inhibit or prevent them from performing job. Alcohol, Marijuana and controlled substances may not be used while on the job, and employees may not be under the influence from use before starting work. Employer will conduct post-hire, random drug tests at no cost to the employee to enforce a drug free workplace policy. Failing a drug test will result in termination. Must be able to communicate in English with a high enough degree to function with other beekeepers is necessary. Employer may provide pay increases for performance and experience at employers discretion. Job requires extensive walking, sitting, repetitive movements, frequent stooping and exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures. Must be able to lift 70 lbs. Job requires a regular drivers license within 30 days of hire. Require 3 months experience.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Noble Apiaries
Company Name:
Jonathan Edward Hofland
Dixon, CA 95620
Telephone Number:


5881 Cherry Glen Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688

Job Order Details

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