Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Beekeeper in Kountze, Texas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Raises honey bees to produce honey and maintain colony health through feed/supplements; find and cage queens, install queen cells; assembles bee hives, inserts honeycomb of bees into hives; forces bees from hives; uncaps harvested honeycombs and extracts approximately 75 pounds of honey from honeycombs; must be able to lift 75-pound boxes for honey transport; transporting bee boxes from hives to extracting facility; driving pickup to obtain parts and supplies, honey-extracting equipment and misc. tools used to work with honey bees; maintains and repairs equipment and colony boxes; maintains worksite and equipment; also cleans location and equipment.. May have to work nights, possibly weekends. Employer may request but cannot require workers to work on their Sabbath. Rate of pay may be more, depending on experience.Three (3) months experience with references required as a beekeeper. May not have bee, pollen or honey-related allergies. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30 days following hire and obtain clean driving record. Once hired, worker may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment.