FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Apiverte Inc., Beekeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 22, 2021

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.

DESIRED QUALITIES

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.

JOB TASKS

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Bee colony management and inspections
  • Customer outreach
  • Honey harvesting
  • Honey production and bottling
  • Woodworking and building
  • Tour guide and customer outreach

Assets:

  • Bilingualism
  • Social media and writing skills
  • Photography, design or marketing skills
  • General computer skills
  • Interest in CAM/CAD

JOB DETAILS

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.

TO APPLY

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 miel@apiverte.ca or give us a call 819.598.9983

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2021

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Apiverte Inc.

Website: apiverte.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apiverte
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apiverte

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