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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Beekeeper

Hawaiian Queen

Captian Cook, HI

$17.25 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15108165494
Email address to Apply:
hiqueen@hialoha.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Primary Purpose: Support Hawaiian Queen in the production of premium-quality queen bees and honey. Essential Duties: Work as a beekeeper: Harvesting queen bees using prescribed techniques Stocking nucleus hives Counting and storing queens harvested daily Relocating beehives Feeding and medicating bees Harvesting honey Extracting honey in Honey House including set-up and clean-up Repairing hives and frames Other Duties: Miscellaneous duties including but not limited to washing and detailing trucks and vehicles and general maintenance duties like sweeping and trash removal. Hawaiian Queen operates in an “all hands on deck” environment where you will sometimes be asked to do your part to “get the job done”. Working Conditions: All weather conditions inside and outside, sun or rain, heat and humidity. Employee will be exposed to bee stings. Work Hours: 6:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday, some Saturdays. Equipment Use: Basic beekeeping equipment, including hive tools and smokers. Advanced beekeeping equipment used in grafting for queen bees. Mental and Physical Demands: Heavy lifting of 75 pounds unassisted Communication Demands: Strong verbal communication required between management and other employees. Good written communication is a plus. o Light and appropriately operate a smoker o Identify different casts in the colony o Open and examine a colony o Properly manage the colony throughout the year o Identify and take care of any issues that the colony encounters o Make hive splits o Re-queen colonies o Identify and monitor pathogens that affect beehives o Identify and build/assemble standard hive equipment o Properly feed colonies if needed o Prevent colony robbing o Monitor for pathogens and pests o Participate in honey extraction in honey house o Valid driver license, clear driving record. Must be 18 years of age. Skills/Knowledge: o Identify and repair standard hive equipment o Be able to drive a pick-up truck, stick shift and automatic Experience: o Must have at least 6 months verifiable work experience in beekeeping Wages: o All beekeepers will be paid not less than $17.25 per hour.
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:
6
Special Requirements:
Beekeepers may be eligible to receive up to $18 per hour if they: Have at least 2 years of verifiable work experience in beekeeping, or Demonstrate an ability to manage up to two colonies with light supervision and demonstrate strong verbal communication skills with managers and other employees.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Hawaiian Queen
Company Name:
Hawaiian Queen CO Inc
Location:
Captain Cook , AZ 96704
Telephone Number:
+18083282656

Worksite

Address:
89-941 Hawaii Belt Rd, Captian Cook , HI 96704

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23205-211600
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/24/2023

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