Apiverte Inc. in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking a Beekeeper!
ABOUT Apiverte Inc.
Apiverte keeps bees, harvests artisan honey, builds wooden beekeeping equipment, produces honey and wax-based products, and provides regional tourism experiences. Apiverte is fast becoming one of the most innovative apiculture businesses in the Gatineau Hills with:
- 20+ commercial partner hosts
- 30+ apiary sites
- 125 colonies of honeybees
- 1500km2 service area
- 30+ artist collaborations
- 5 municipalities : Gatineau, Chelsea, La Pêche, Low and Vals-des-Mont
Apiverte is developing a new style of beekeeping and using it in our own operations. Our honey is unique and diverse as is our business model. We aim to be as organic as possible in our beekeeping practices and in our business relationships. As a Quebec-based business, we operate in English and French so bilingualism is an asset as much of our practices are customer-facing.
The ideal candidate has some experience with bees or agriculture and is highly motivated to extend their skillset. We’re looking for the right fit of experience and drive in someone who will wear multiple hats while thinking outside the box. Being able to function independently and in a team is essential as is being able to interact with the general public. A valid driver’s license is required.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Bee colony management and inspections
- Customer outreach
- Honey harvesting
- Honey production and bottling
- Woodworking and building
- Tour guide and customer outreach
- Social media and writing skills
- Photography, design or marketing skills
- General computer skills
- Interest in CAM/CAD
Term: Positions will be available as early as mid-April 2021 – October for the regular season.
Hours per week: Positions have flexible schedules and hours as keeping bees means working with the weather Mother Nature gives us. Our regular season runs from April to mid-October. Our build season runs from November to April. We are currently filling part and full-time positions for our regular season. The ideal candidate could work with us year-round.
Wage: A minimum hourly wage of $15 is available for entry-level positions, highly experienced candidates’ wages are negotiable.
Your resumé is a great way to get to know a bit about you but we’re interested in your potential and your hidden skills. Show or tell us what you can do – bee creative! If you’d like to come visit us at our workshop drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 819.598.9983
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2021
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