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Beekeeper: Boston

The Best Bees Company is seeking a beekeeper in the Boston metro area!

We are a full-service beekeeping operation headquartered in Boston. We deliver, install, and manage beehives for residences and businesses in 13 cities nationwide. The data we collect via our hive visits supports honey bee health research at our sister non-profit The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory and Bee Sanctuary.

Our beekeepers are managed from our Boston office. We offer a competitive hourly rate of $17/hour and are seeking a beekeeper to start in Spring 2021. We have a substantial beekeeping training program, so while experience with bees is helpful, it is not required.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications
  • Experience beekeeping (i.e. personal hives, professionally, completed bee courses, mentoring, etc.)

  • Experience driving large vehicles

  • Access to a smartphone (preferred but not required)

  • Certification for Pesticide application in MA

Minimum Qualifications
  • Consistent weekday availability

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently, and promptly through phone and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, Drive, etc)

  • Willingness to take on additional, often last-minute tasks/hive checks such as queen fixes, swarm
    catching, company events, etc.

  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude with Best Bees clientele and teammates

  • Ability to work in a team setting

  • Comfortable working independently in the field with support from remote managers

  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs
  • Be able to work 10 hour days

Responsibilities will include

Field Beekeeping

  • Service Best Bees hives in the Boston metro area following monthly objectives

  • Record detailed information about the beehives through our proprietary application

  • Perform beehive installations, relocations, and removals

  • Administer Varroa mite treatments safely and efficiently

  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude with Best Bees clientele

Work in our Operations Center

  • Maintain Best Bees equipment including keeping inventory and construction

  • Preparing materials for the field, including loading and unloading vans.

  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of the workspace

  • Facilitate extraction of client honey (using equipment to extract, filter, jar and label)

How to Apply
  1. In an email, describe your experience with one or more of the requirements listed above. What were the context, challenge, outcomes, and/or key takeaways?
  2. Attach or link to your resume or portfolio.
  3. Send it to info@bestbees.com
  4. We’ll follow up as soon as possible!
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