- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Beekeeping. Perform manual and mechanical duties related to commercial beekeeping and honey production. Must be familiar with working with bees in all stages, from egg through mature workers, drones and queens. Must work all aspects of beekeeping. Inserts honeycombs into hive. Access colony to determine if food or medicine is needed. Feed and medicate bees for diseases, parasites, and pests. Sterilize hive and burn diseased hive or bee colony. Run queen breeding yard. Raise and replace queens. Make divides. Prepare bees and bee equipment for pollination. Make splits. Supering hives. Pull/remove frames of honey covered with bees and shake into cages. Manipulate and service hive structures. Haul bees to and from different hive locations ensuring healthy and productive honeybee colonies. Load, unload and move bees/boxes. Prepare hives for indoor/outdoor wintering. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Cut grass with lawnmowers and trimmers around barns, pond, grass waterways, fields, under fences and farm roadside edges. May fertilize and spray with backpack sprayers. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May drive farm truck, van, tractor, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the farm. May drive van over the road. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires three months verifiable prior experience as a beekeeper. Must have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. Must commit to work the entire contract period.
Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to beekeeping. All other duties, if any assigned, will be those duties of Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, DOT code 407.687-010 (SOC (ONET/OES) code 45-2092.02). This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated.
The worker understands that if he abandons his employment or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the anticipated period of employment, the worker will forfeit the ¾ guarantee and reimbursement of certain transportation costs. Excessive absences and/or tardiness cannot be tolerated and may result in termination.
Daily individual work assignments, crew assignments, and location of work will be made by and at the sole discretion of the employer and/or worker’s supervisor. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and/or different tasks on different days. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the employer and/or worker’s supervisor.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse