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Company Queenbeez & Honey Limited
Location Waimakariri, Canterbury
Listed Sun 5 Aug, 7:12 am
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Based in North Canterbury, we are a locally owned and operated commercial beekeeping operation looking for an exceptional, passionate and enthusiastic beekeeper with a minimum of 3 years experience in the commercial environment including a minimum of 1 full season working in New Zealand for a commercial operation.

This role will involve everything from A-Z of caring for bees.

We are not a large corporate, nor are we
'factory' beekeepers, we care about the welfare of our bees. We have very specific methods so you need to be able to follow and carry out instructions as well as problem solve and think outside the box to find solutions when out in the field.

Our aim is to have a team of really GREAT beekeepers who love working with the bees and doing what's Best for the Bees. We consistently produce well above the national average of honey per hive which is testament to our dedication to bee health and welfare.

Current Forklift and Class 2 licence, Deca and First Aid Certificate an advantage.

This work is physically demanding and will include some very long days and occasionally weekend work.

If you enjoy being in the great outdoors and working hard in challenging environments then we want to hear from you.

This role is definitely not for the faint hearted, you will get stung! We need people who have initiative, work well in a team and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

This is a fixed term role but for the right person, could lead to a rewarding permanent career with us.

Remuneration will be based on experience.

For the right candidate, this position could also lead onto a role as a Team Leader.

DO NOT apply if you have any back issues or are allergic to bees.

Please send us your CV, references and tell us why you think you fit the bill for this role.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.