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Beekeeper

Beewise

Beewise

Shasta Lake, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Beewise is a leading technology-driven company specializing in sustainable beekeeping solutions. Our innovative approach combines advanced robotics and data analytics to revolutionize beekeeping practices and ensure the well-being of honeybee colonies. We are seeking an experienced beekeeper to join our dynamic team and contribute to our vision of sustainable agriculture.

Duties:

As a Beekeeper at Beewise, your role will be pivotal in ensuring the health and productivity of our bee colonies. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Visiting beekeeping sites to perform routine colony maintenance tasks, such as splitting, requeening, feeding, applying treatments, and harvesting honey and other bee products.
  • Utilizing our dispatch and recordkeeping system to document completed tasks and identify any issues or concerns.
  • Diagnosing and promptly addressing common hive problems, including issues like stuck frames or equipment malfunctions.
  • Using a smartphone to document and report any problems requiring further resolution or specialized attention.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in a beekeeping role, with a proven track record of managing 100 hives or more.
  • Proficiency in operating beekeeping equipment and safely transporting bees, following the guidance of experienced staff.
  • A strong commitment to safety, with a demonstrated history of maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions, showcasing resilience and adaptability.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, as beekeeping often aligns with the natural rhythm of bee activity.
  • Comfortable with travel, up to 70% of the time, to various beekeeping sites and apiaries.
  • Physical capability to lift up to 50 lbs. and perform manual labor associated with beekeeping tasks.
  • A clean driving record for the last 5 years, with the ability to operate company vehicles.
  • Willingness to undergo background checks as part of the employment screening process.
  • Beewise is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.