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Master Beekeeping Certificate & 2016 UMT Courses
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
It’s the beginning of a brand new year and as we take up all kinds of resolutions, don’t forget to include your beekeeping. Here are four to get you started:
1)Be proactive. Start contacting your package bee supplier in February to find out when orders are due. Then, place your order early. Remember these trucks can only carry so many of our lovely little ladies.
2)Resolve to manage your colony for overwintering for the entire season – not just in the fall. Ensure your bees have all they need to gather and store resources. When the nectar flow is on, make sure to install plenty of honey supers. Proper management also means ensuring that your bees stay free from diseases and pests year round. You can accomplish this with monthly monitoring for both varroa mites and nosema. If either of these maladies are detected, treat appropriately. Keeping your bees healthy throughout the entire spring and summer seasons is the best way to ensure overwintering success.
3)Keep better records. It’s hard to remember the details of all our hives from year to year. Maintaining better records will help you to not make the same mistakes twice but instead to repeat all the things you are doing right.
4)Keep learning. No matter whether you are new to beekeeping or a seasoned professional, there is always more to learn. There are a lot of great courses to take and a lot of great literature to read. One course you can take from anywhere is the University of Montana’s Online Beekeeping Certificate program. It consists of three university-level courses at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels. Two courses are already scheduled this year.
• The Apprentice course begins February 1
• The Master course begins March 28
Register and learn more at umt.edu/bee

GPRC Commercial Beekeeping Program
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Update
Hi, everyone. Here are updates about our unique Commercial beekeeping program.

2016 Bee program

This year’s students are busy doing field work with commercial beekeepers; they are learning and working hard! Eric Stromgren, program instructor/coordinator, reports the queen rearing course provided students with valuable, hands-on learning and that students enjoyed the presentations and meeting beekeepers at the Beaverlodge Field Day in June. By end of September, students will be back in class for the second set of courses. They will also be touring Alberta honey processors & packers in late October and attending the Alberta Beekeepers Convention.

Updates & Looking Ahead to 2016

We have made some changes to benefit student learning and increase accessibility for international students. The revised program is one week longer at 46 weeks; there are 23 weeks classroom study and 23 weeks of paid work experience. As before, the program starts in January and runs through November.
Attached document is the updated program information sheet. For complete program details go to http://www.gprc.ab.ca/programs/details.html?ID=307
Interested students should begin their application process as soon as possible.

For more program information, interested students are encouraged to contact Eric Stromgren or Lin Roy. estromgren@gprc.ab.ca leroy@gprc.ab.ca
Our goal is a robust, current and practical program that will provide a solid foundation for the next generation of beekeepers. We look forward to having students from Alberta, from across Canada and from the world!

Please help us build awareness of this unique program--forward/share as you can. Thanks!

Cheryl King GPRC Program Developer 780 539 2227

Help Wanted 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Help Wanted: Carlisle (ON)
Recruiting for 2017 Beekeeping Season
Dutchman’s Gold Inc. in Carlisle Ontario is now recruiting for 2017 season.
1 Apiarist (Farm Manager NOC 0821)-
Requirements: college degree in Apiculture and minimum two years experience apiary technician (supervisory role): drivers license with clean driving record.
Duties: Year round management of all aspects of beekeeping operation; prepare and deliver colonies for pollination contracts; supervise and work alongside apiary technicians and workers; keep records and order supplies; operate and maintain vehicles and equipment.
This is a year round position: remuneration $16:00 to $20:00 /hour. Housing and vehicle available.

1Apiary Technicians (Farm Workers NOC 8252)
Requirements: College degree or two years experience in commercial apiary; drivers license with clean driving record. Duties: Handle, Feed and care for Honey Bee colonies as seasonally required; recognize hive health issues and take remedial action; take direction from and work alongside Farm Manager; prepare colonies for honey production and pollination contracts, harvest honey crop; operate vehicles and equipment:
This is a full time, year round position that will begin in ASAP. Remuneration $15.00 to $18.00/ hour. Housing available.
Contact: John Van Alten, john@dutchmansgold.com or fax 905 659-6370.

Help Wanted: Meadow Lake (SK)
Groot’s Honey Farm Ltd.
Hiring for 2017 Seasonal Workers no sooner than March 15, 2017 until November 2017.
Positions: 4 Apiary Technicians $14.28 - $16.00/hr. depending on experience.
Positions: 3 Apiary Workers $12.00 - $14.00. depending on experience.
All applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to work in a team environment. Available to work long hours. Driver’s license is an asset. May drive and maintain vehicles including truck and forklifts. Most important is no allergy to bees.
Duties Include:
Apiary Technician must have 1 yr. of experience. Bee hive management, monitor hive health and disease control. Assist in the production of Queen Cells and /or colony replacement. Keep field production records. Pulling & extracting honey and maintain bee yards.
Apiary Worker previous experience would be an asset but is not required as all employees receive the necessary training. Assist Apiary Technician with all aspects of hive health. Building and repairing honey boxes, frames and the cleaning of extraction tools and equipment. Assist in Queen rearing, pulling and extracting honey and yard work.
Contact: Calvin Groot
Phone: 1 306 236 3041 or 1 306 236 6924. Email: calvingroot@xplornet.com
Mailing address: P.O. box 2077 Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Z4

Help Wanted: Beamsville (ON)
7 seasonal beekeeping labourers.
Contact- Charlie-Bee Honey
E-mail- charlie-beehoney@sympatico.ca
Mike Parker-1 905 563 7285
7 Seasonal beekeepers wanted April to Nov. 2017
$11.43/hour. Work is physically demanding and long hours.
Includes beehive management and maintanence. Must have valid and clean drivers license.
Charlie-Bee Honey requires 2 apiary technicians for the 2015 season.
Apiary Technician- experience- 2 years minimum in the apiary field. Seasonal with potential for year round for the right person.
Duties- handle, feed, care for bee colonies, supervise crew members. Recognize bee health issues and take remedial action. Prepare hives for transportation for pollination and honey production. Bee yard maintenance. Operate and maintain machinery relevant to our apiary. Harvest honey, build and maintain beehive equipment, keep proper records. Able to interact with other people we deal with in our operations.
Wages- depends on experience.
Working Conditions- long hours at certain times of the year.
A lot of jobs required outside in all kinds of weather. Heavy lifting involved. Must be a team players and able to work well and efficiently alone or in a crew. A lot of travelling in Ont. and Manitoba required. Must have valid and clean drivers license. DZ or AZ beneficial but not necessary. Operate machinery but will train. Own transportation to and from work.

Help Wanted: Souris (MB)
2 Apiary Workers (8431) for the 2017 season, April 1 – October 31. Wage $12.-$15. hour depending on experience. 1-2 years experience preferred. Drivers License an asset. Duties include feeding, unwrapping hives, moving hives to summer locations, queen checking, disease inspections, supering hives, pulling and extracting honey, fall feeding, moving hives to winter locations, wrapping hives. Send resume to Irwin Harlton, Harlton Apiaries, Box 644, Souris, MB. ROK 2CO or email iharlton@mymts.net

Help Wanted: Pleasant Valley (AB)
PLEASANT VALLEY HONEY requires:
General Farm Workers (Harvest Laborer): 3 required, experience is an asset but will be trained, wage starting at $12.20/ hr.
Apiary Workers (Low skill Worker): seven required with a minimum one year experience, wage starting at $12.95/hr.
Apiary Technician (Skilled Worker): four required with a minimum two years’ experience, wage starting at $14.05/hr.
All positions are to be filled for the 2017 Season. All wages are negotiable upon experience and productivity. A valid driver’s licence is a benefit. Ability to speak English is an asset and must be physically fit. Email resumes to pvhpbees@gmail.com

Help Wanted: East Selkirk (MB)
Apiary Worker 2 positions (NOC 8431)
Beekeeping farm. Seasonal full time, days, evenings, Saturdays. $11.35-13.00 per hour for 50 hrs. per week.
Employment from March 31/ 2017-October 31/2017. At Waldbee Honey Farms Inc. Box 9 Group 19 RR1, East Selkirk, MB. R0E 0M0.
Language is English.
Minimum 1 year experience required. Duties would be to handle, feed and care for bees; help in replacement of hives and production of nucs; move hives; collect honey; maintain and drive vehicles; maintain bee yard; manufacture, assemble and maintain beehive equipment; maintain and operate other apiary related equipment; Must be able to handle heavy loads, and work is physically demanding.
Must work well with others, as well as the ability to maintain basic production records. Report to Supervisor.
Would require steel toed safety boots. Send resume by mail to above address or by email to philip@waldbee.com

Help Wanted: Rocanville (SK)
B. Strong Apiaries Ltd. Box 501 (Land Location NE 17-16-31-W1) Rocanville, SK.
8 Full Time Apiary Laborer Positions needed for 6 months April-Oct. 2017
Duties include helping with:
-Field work requires heavy Lifting -Checking hives -Applying mite treatments
-Unwrapping hives, making nucs -Installing queens & queen cells -Harvesting honey
-Assemble bee equipment -Bee yard maintenance -Fall feeding and wrapping hives.
4 Full Time Laborer Positions needed for 3 months July-Sept. 2017
Duties include:
-Honey House Maintenance – washing walls, floors, windows, painting.
-Honey Extraction – includes loading and unloading of extractor and cleaning up.
-Honey – filling containers and barrels.
-Working around bees.
Reporting to work at B. Strong Apiaries Ltd. 1 mile south west of Rocanville.
Land Location: NE 17-16-31-W1
-All jobs require the ability to work in heat and to work well with others.
-All positions 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday typically.
-Must be available to work evenings, holidays and some weekends.
-Experience and ability to speak English is an asset but not necessary, willing to train on the job.
-Possible bonus at the end of the season based on performance and production.
Contact: Brian Strong bdstrong@sasktel.net Fax: 306-645-4591

Help Wanted: Big River (SK)
West Cowan Apiaries, Box 425, Big River, SK. S0J 0E0 (SE 14-56-8 W3)
Start Dates: April 5 - October 27 2017
Training is provided on an ongoing basis, but experience may be required.
2 Apiary Technicians - minimum of 2-3 full seasons of apiary experience required. Wage $14.05-$17.00 per hour dependent upon experience.
Job includes: Must be able to work in the presence of honey bees and will assist with colony management, honey extraction and processing, recognize and report beehive health issues and apply appropriate disease cures or controls, supervise and give direction to other employees, keep field and production records and any other apiary jobs that are required.
2 Apiary Workers - minimum of 1-2 full seasons of apiary experience required. Wage: $11.64-$14.00 per hour dependent upon experience.
Job Includes: Wrapping/unwrapping hives; spring and fall maintenance; feeding hives; creating nucs; queen rearing; supering; pulling honey boxes (80lbs+); extracting honey; moving bee hives (evenings and some weekends if need be). You maybe asked to do other assorted duties with regards to apiary work. Most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather. Work is repetitive and physically demanding.
Requirements: No formal education required but with at least Grade 12 education is an asset. Valid driver's license and have a vehicle to get back and forth to work. Experience driving standard trucks preferred. Be in good physical condition and be able to work in a team environment. Employment details: Seasonal (F/T) 40+ hours per week.
Contact: West Cowan Apiaries, Box 425, Big River, SK. S0J 0E0 Phone: (306) 469-4970 (306) 469-7902 (cell); Fax: (306) 469-5779 Email: c.warriner@sasktel.net

Help Wanted: MacGregor (MB)
11 SEASONAL BEEKEEPERS (Applicants must be current residents or citizens of Canada only)
4 Apiary Technicians employment period March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2019, Wage range $12.50-$16.00 per hour 
7 Apiary Workers employment period March 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017. Wage range $11.50-$13,50 per hour Valid driver's license an asset, previous experience working with honeybees is necessary for technicians and an asset for apiary workers. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours in a fast paced, repetitive & physically demanding environment. Duties include: assess, feed, and medicate honeybee colonies, remove/extract honey, split/balance/relocate colonies, clean/collect pollen, build/repair beehive equipment, and perform routine
light maintenance on machinery/vehicles.
Contact: Nichol Honey Farm Ltd., Box 461, MacGregor, MB, R0H0R0, Phone (204) 252-2770, Fax (204) 252-2129,
or email: nicholhoney@yahoo.ca

Help Wanted: Pitt Meadows (BC)
3 Experienced beekeepers & 1 Honeybee Farm Supervisor
3 experienced beekeepers wanted for January 15 - November 15, 2017 , and 1 honeybee farm supervisor on a permanent full-time basis startingJanuary1st 2017.
Preference will be given to candidates with queen rearing experience.
Hourly pay rate $13 - $25, depending on experience. Send resumes to manager, Honeyland Canada. email: manager@HoneylandCanada.com

Seasonal Help Wanted: Kinistino (SK)
Apiary Harvest Labourers and Apiary Harvest workers required for seasonal work in a commercial honey production and bee rearing operation for the 2017 season.
Five Apiary Harvest Labourer positions available for 5-7 months (starting March/April). Labourers perform (but are not limited to) tasks such as supering hives, harvesting honey, cleaning honey extraction and storage equipment; barrel filling and moving; repair, assemble and maintain hive equipment and bee equipment; bee yard maintenance. Knowledge of the industry, a valid drivers licence and English speaking skills an asset but not mandatory. Wage starts at $10.72/hr with subsidized housing option and potential for bonuses based on performance, attitude and character.
Three apiary Harvest worker positions available for up to 8 months (March to November). Apiary Harvest Workers perform (but are not limited to) tasks such as supering hives, harvesting honey, cleaning honey extraction and storage equipment; barrel filling and moving; repair, assemble and maintain hive equipment and bee equipment; bee yard maintenance; assist with colony manipulation; assist with colony treatments; assist with moving colonies; assist with feeding colonies. Canadian beekeeping industry knowledge, 1 year experience, valid drivers licence and English skills required. Wage starts at $11.64/hr with subsidized housing option and potential for bonuses based on performance, attitude and character.
Availability to work long hours, evenings/nights, holidays and weekends is required for all positions. Work is faced paced and physically demanding with heavy lifting. Email resume and cover letter with references to B’s Bee Ranch Inc at beeranch@sasktel.net

Help Wanted: Dauphin (MB)
DURSTON HONEY FARMS
APIARY TECHNICIAN: 5 POSITIONS AVAILABLE$14.25/hour (Min. 2 Years Experience)
APIARY WORKERS: 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE $13.60/hour (Min. 1 Year Experience)
PRIMARY WORK LOCATIONS: Hwy 5, Dauphin, MB; Wooden Road, Cawston, BC
START DATE: Operations in Cawston, BC: February 15–May 31, 2017 – Operations in Dauphin, MB: June 1–October 15, 2017; Operations in Cawston, BC: October 15–31, 2017
DUTIES: Handle, feed and care for honeybee colonies; Co-ordinate the production of Nucs, and/or replacement beehives; Recognize and report beehive health issues and apply appropriate disease cures/controls; Move beehives; Collect and package honey, pollen and/or beeswax; Supervise employees; Drive and maintain vehicles (including large trucks and forklifts); Maintain bee yards; Manufacture, assemble and maintain beehive equipment; Operate and maintain other apiary related equipment. *Apiary Workers report directly to supervisors, and assist in the duties of the Apiary Technicians, as listed above.
For full details and to apply, please visit our website at durstonhoneyfarms.com or send a resume by fax, or by email to: Fax: (204) 638-3736 | Email: careers@durstonhoneyfarms.com | Office Addresses: Highway 5 & 10 South, 2KM South of Dauphin, Manitoba SE 28-24-19 | #114 7600 Cottonwood Crescent, Osoyoos, BC

Help Wanted: Saskatoon Area (SK)
Apiary Workers 2017
Meadow Ridge Enterprises Ltd; Box 1 Site 602, RR#6, Saskatoon, Sk located 10 miles east of Saskatoon is looking for 5 full time seasonal apiary workers in 2017. Employment would commence April 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017 minimum of 40 hours a week, must be able to work weekends and holidays. Duties will include spring feeding, hive maintenance, commercial queen production, supering hives, harvesting honey, extraction of honey, fall feeding, wrapping hives for winter, yard maintenance, equipment repair and building. Experience and having a drivers license an asset. Physical strength requiring heavy lifting and endurance needed for working long hours. Wages $11.85 to $15.00 depending on experience. Apply to a.j.robertson@sasktel.net.

Help Wanted: Ardmore (AB)
T’N’T Apiaries require:
- An APIARY FOREPERSON (NOC 8253) for fulltime year round employment ($19.00-$22/hr depending on experience). Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years (seasons) fulltime in a Canadian style commercial apiary environment with a minimum of 3 years (seasons) working as an Apiary Technician.
- 5 APIARY TECHNICIANS (NOC 8253) ($14-$19/hr depending on experience) for full time (40+ hrs/wk) employment March thru October 2017. Must have a minimum of 2 years (seasons) working fulltime on a Canadian style commercial apiary in the min. capacity of Apiary Assistant or General Farm Worker.
- 6 APIARY WORKERS (NOC 8431) ($13-$17.00/hr. depending on experience) for full time (40+ hrs/wk) employment April thru October 2017. Applicants must be able to work in the presence of honey bees and will assist with colony management and honey extraction/processing.
All positions may require some evening, night & weekend work. All applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work in a team environment. A motor vehicle license recognized in the Province of Alberta is required is required for the NOC 8253 positions. Contact Dave Tharle, 44116 - Hwy 659, Ardmore, AB or Box 80, Ardmore, AB. (Ph/fax 780-826-6013) tntapi@mcsnet.ca

Help Wanted: Shellbrook (SK)
Hannigan Honey Inc. PO Box 367 Shellbrook, SK. S0J 2E0 needs 9 Apiary *Workers* for full time seasonal employment April 28 to Oct. 27. 2017. Wages start at $11.83 per hour with 45 hours per week typical. Primary work place is Hannigan Honey, Plant located 1.5 km North of Shellbrook at #15 Shell River Road. Previous work experience with honey bees required, no education required. Job duties include: Hive manipulation and feeding, hive unwrapping and wrapping, honey extraction, cleaning extracting equipment, filling containers, and cleaning and maintaining hive equipment. Good physical health and strength required for this strenuous work. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. email: hanniganhoney@sasktel.net

Help Wanted: Shellbrook (SK)
Hannigan Honey Inc. PO Box 367 Shellbrook, SK. S0J 2E0 needs 4 Apiary *Labourers* for full time seasonal employment April 28 to Oct. 27. 2017.
Wages start at $10.78 per hour with 45 hours per week typical. Primary workplace is Hannigan Honey. Plant located 1.5 km North of Shellbrook at #15 Shell River Road. No previous work experience with honey bees required, no education required. Job duties include: Hive manipulation and feeding, hive unwrapping and wrapping, honey extraction, cleaning extracting equipment, filling containers and cleaning and maintaining hive equipment. Good physical health and strength required for this strenuous work. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. email: hanniganhoney@sasktel.net

Help Wanted: Aylsham (SK)
5 seasonal full time beekeepers. Employment from April to October 2017. Wages starting at $14.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Duties to include spring and fall hive maintenance, making nucleus hives, harvesting and extracting honey, moving bees, beekeeping equipment construction, some building and vehicle maintenance and any related duties.
7 seasonal full time apiary workers. Employment from July to September 2017. Wages starting at $11.64 per hour. Duties to include cleaning extracting plant, harvesting or extracting honey, fall hive maintenance, beekeeping equipment construction and any related duties.
Experience is an asset but on the job training is available. Job involves heavy lifting, mostly manual labour and hot conditions. Job location is in a rural area in NE Saskatchewan. Please do not apply if you have an allergy to bee stings.
Send resume to Valleau Apiaries Ltd @ Box 7, Aylsham, Sk S0E 0C0 or fax 306-862-3682 or email Dan at valleau.apiaries@sasktel.net.

Help Wanted: Zenon Park (SK)
MOYEN HONEY FARM LTD. Box 249 Zenon Park, SK S0E 1W0
10 FULL-TIME SEASONAL APIARY HARVEST WORKERS FOR 2017 SEASON
HELP WITH:
- SPRING CHECK,HIVE ASSESSMENT.
- PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL.
- GRAFTING,MAKING NUCS, AND RAISING QUEENS.
- ASSEMBLING NEW EQUIPMENT, AND REPAIR EQUIPMENT.
- SUPERING HIVES, AND HARVESTING HONEY.
- MAINTAINING BEE YARDS.
- FALL FEEDING,TREATING HIVES, AND WRAPPING HIVES.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE FROM MARCH 15, 2017 TO OCT 30, 2017. WAGES STARTING @ $13 per hr.
CONTACT NAME- GERRY MOYEN PH.#306-767-2440 FAX# 306-767-2626 Email resume to: moyenhoneyfarms@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Zenon Park(SK)
MOYEN HONEY FARM LTD. Box 249 Zenon Park, SK S0E 1W0
11 FULL-TIME SEASONAL APIARY HARVEST LABOURER FOR 2017 SEASON.
HELP WITH:
- SPRING FEEDING
- ASSEMBLING NEW EQUIPMENT
- HARVESTING HONEY
- FILLING HONEY CONTAINERS
- CLEANING HONEY EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT
- EXTRACTION HONEY
- FALL FEEDING
POSITION AVAILABLE FROM June 1st,2017 TO September 30,2017, WAGES STARTING @ $11-13$ PER HR. CONTACT NAME- GERRY MOYEN PH.306-767-2440 FAX# 306-767-2626
Email resume to: moyenhoneyfarms@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Kinistino, (SK)
Baconian Bee Farm Ltd, located at 102 Ruttle Avenue in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, is looking for two employees for the 2017 honey crop season to fill the position of apiary labourer. The job will commence on or about March 15, 2017 and conclude on or about Oct 31, 2017.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to, moving colonies, feeding and medicating colonies, evaluating colonies, adding and removing supers from colonies, harvesting and extracting honey, storing honey and repairing bee equipment.
Availability to work long hours, including week-ends and evenings is required. Previous experience would be an asset but is not a requirement as all employees receive the necessary training.
Salary starting from $11.75/hr to $ 13.25/hr based on previous experience. Please forward resume to dionebacon13@sasktel.net.

Help Wanted: Kinistino, (SK)
Position 1
Bacon Apiaries Ltd, located in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, is looking for an Apiary worker for the 2017 honey crop season. The job will commence approximately on March 15, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017. Primary duties (but may not be limited to) includes moving hives, feeding and medicating colonies, evaluating colonies, supering hives and harvesting honey, extracting and storing of honey and repairing bee equipment. Availability to work long hours, including week-ends and evenings is required. Salary starting from $11.75/hr
Position 2
Bacon Apiaries Ltd, located in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, is looking for 5 Honey harvester labourers for the upcoming 2017 honey season. Job duties include using an automatic lift to place full honey supers on a conveyor, running honey frames through an uncapper, moving frames into an extractor, removing empty frames and putting them into supers, stacking them away, making new honey equipment and repairing existing honey equipment. Employees hours will be 40-60 hours/week (5-6 days) with wages starting at 10.80/hr. Employment from July to September 24th 2017.
Send resume to rbacon@sasktel.net

Help Wanted: Fort Macleod (AB)
POELMAN APIARIES LTD requires General Farm Workers (Harvest Laborer): 2 required, experience is an asset but will be trained, wage starting at $12.20/hour. Apiary Worker (Low Skill Worker): 14 required with a minimum of 1-year experience, wage starting at $13.16/hour. Apiary Technician (Skilled Worker): 6 required with a minimum 2-year experience, wage starting at $14.28/hr. All positions to be filled for the 2017 Season. All wages are negotiable upon experience and productivity. A valid driver’s licence is a benefit. Ability to speak English is an asset; must be physically fit. Email resumes to pollenpal@gmail.com attention Poelman Apiaries or fax to 403-687-2410.

Help Wanted: Ethelbert (MB)
WEST 10 HONEY LTD, Box 205, Ethelbert, MB R0L 0T0 has the following positions available:
APIARY LABOURER POSITIONS (4). Wage: $11.00 up. Dates required: April 1st, 2017 for 7 months. No experience required. Duties: Handle, feed and care for bees; Help in replacement of hives; Harvest honey; Maintain bee yards; Maintain and drive vehicles; Manufacture, assemble, and maintain beehive equipment; Maintain and operate other apiary related equipment; Wrap hives. Reports to Supervisor.
APIARY WORKER POSITIONS (4). Wage: $11.46 up. Dates required: April 1st, 2017 for 7 months. Minimum 1 year experience preferred. Duties: Same as above plus Help in replacement of hives and production of nucs; Maintain basic production records. Reports to Supervisor.
APIARY TECHNICIAN POSITIONS (5) Wage: $12.94 up. Dates Required: April 1st, 2017 for 7 months. Minimum 3 year experience preferred. Duties: Same as above plus Supervise employees and interact with off-farm personnel; Co-ordinate the replacement of hives and production of nucs; Detect and report hive health and apply correct disease cures and/or controls; Keep field and/or production records.
ALL POSITIONS: Seasonal full time, days, evenings, Saturdays as required; Medical Benefits; Language is English and Spanish; Must have own transportation; Must be able to handle heavy loads as work is physically demanding; Must work well with others and be able to learn continuously.
Send resume by mail to above mailing address or by email to west10honey@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Surrey (BC)
Honeybee Centre is seeking 7 apiary workers, March 15 to October 15. Pay is
$13.50/hour for approximately 50 hours per week. Minimum 3 years’ experience in
beekeeping, including brood nest management, queen rearing, livestock production,
honey production, and disease and pest control. Beekeepers are also required to
clean, maintain, and assemble beekeeping equipment, and be able to operate small
engine equipment, such as syrup pumps, grass trimmers, and bee blowers.
Beekeepers must be in good physical condition, able to work well with others, and be
able to understand instructions in English, Spanish, or Chinese. Beekeeping
protective clothing, smokers, and living accommodations are provided at a no charge.
Beekeepers are responsible for their own food and luxuries.
Please apply to Mr. John Gibeau at gibeau@honeybeecentre.com. More information at
www.honeybeecentre.com.

Help Wanted: Wendell Honey (SK)
3012352 Manitoba Ltd. o/a Wendell Honey Box 1439 Roblin MB. R0L 1P0. Reporting to work at Wendell Honey, one mile east of MacNutt, Saskatchewan. Transportation provided from there to various bee yards.
12 full-time positions available at Wendell Honey in 2017
• Apiarist
o help with Spring check, hive assessment and manipulation
o help with pest and disease control
o help with grafting, making nucs and raising queens
o assemble equipment
o help super hives
o help harvest honey
o help keep field production records
o help maintain beeyards
o help with Fall feeding, assessment and treatments
o help to wrap bees

• Positions available from April 10, 2017 to mid-October 2017
• Min. 2 years of experience working with bees necessary
• Work is physically demanding
• Wages $15.00 -$19.00 per hour depending on experience with Wendell Honey
• Possible production bonus
Email Isabel Wendell at isy@wendell.ca for fax 204-564-2568 or phone 204-937-7767
12 full-time seasonal positions available at Wendell Honey in 2017
• Apiary Worker to
o assemble equipment
o help super hives
o help harvest honey
o help maintain beeyards
o help with Fall feeding
o help to wrap bees

• Positions available from May 15, 2017 to mid October 2017
• No experience necessary
• Work is physically demanding
• Wages $12.00 - $15.00 per hour depending on experience with Wendell Honey
• Possible production bonus
Email Isabel Wendell at isy@wendell.ca for fax 204-564-2568 or phone 204-937-7767

Help Wanted: Argyle (MB)
Grysiuk Apiary Inc. 5 Full time seasonal apiarists 2017. Full time seasonal apiarists, wages are $12 to $15 per hr. depending on exp. job is physically demanding, must help with wrapping, feeding, making nucs, supering, pulling honey, honey extraction, medicating hives, and winter preparation. Please call Cal Grysiuk, ph./fax 204-831-7838, Email acgrysiuk@shaw.ca, or mail: Grysiuk Apiary Inc.83 Acheson Dr. Winnipeg, MB R2Y 2E8.

Help Wanted: Austin (MB)
Full time seasonal Apiarist Technician NOC 8252 and Apiarist Labourers or workers NOC 8431. Full time, seasonal Apiarist Technician, 1 position and Apiary Labourers, or workers, 3 positions, available at Busy Bee Apiaries, a honey farm near Rural Austin, MB, Road Lane #63074 for 2017 season. Apiarist Technician: April 2-Oct.31 2016. Duties: all apiary management like medicating, feeding, harvesting, extracting honey, maintenance, clean-up, other duties as assigned. Must have drivers licence $13.50-15.00/hour based on qualifications. Apiary Labourers or Workers: 2 positions June 15-Oct 15 2017. 1 position April 2-Oct 31 2017. Duties: supervised hive management, harvesting, extracting honey, clean-up, other duties as assigned $11.00-13.00/hour based on experience. Send resume to Busy Bee Apiaries Ltd. C/O: Chris Rempel, Box 358, Austin, MB., R0H 0C0, e-mail: pilotman1977@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Good Spirit Lake (SK)
5 Seasonal Beekeeper Helpers (apiary workers) for the 2017 honey
production season at Howland’s Honey Farm, Good Spirit Lake, SK. May to
September 2017, $13.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on experience. A valid
driver’s license is a benefit and beekeeping experience an asset. Rental
accommodations available on site. Employees travelling to job site are
responsible for their own transportation. Training available on the job.
Work is physically demanding, and includes hive management/maintenance,
harvesting and extraction of honey. Long hours, weekend, and evening work
may be required during the harvest period. Resumes can be faxed to (306)
792-2064 or emailed to Danny or Sasha Howland at sasha@howlandshoney.com

Help Wanted: Mission, (BC)
Golden Ears Apiaries Inc requires 10 Apiary Technicians (NOC 8253) at $14.05/hr starting Feb1, 2017 until Nov 15, 2017. Apiary Technicians must have a min of 3 seasons working fulltime (40+ hrs/wk) in a Canadian style commercial beekeeping operation. Apiary Technicians must have a good understanding of honeybee management and have the ability to independently assess hive health and make decisions regarding individual hive management. 3 Apiary workers (NOC 8431) at $13.39/hr (40+ hrs/wk) from April 1 ­ October 31, 2017. Apiary workers must have a min of 1 season working in a Canadian style commercial apiary as an Apiary harvester. Apiary Workers will be required to assist Apiary Technicians with day to day colony management, extracting and honey processing. 3 Apiary Harvesters/labourers (NOC 8431) Farming experience is an asset but will train. Starting wage is $12.21/hr. From April 1­October 31, 2017 All positions may require some evening, night & weekend work. All applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work in a team environment. English is an asset as well as a valid driving license Work will be in southern BC (Fraser Valley) and Elk Point, AB. Accommodations available. Contact Jean­Marc Le Dorze 33197 Ito Place, Mission, BC V2V­3W7 or by email: jeanmarcledorze@gmail.co

Help Wanted: Austin, (MB)
Two positions available for full time, seasonal apiary workers at New Rutherford Apiaries (4647204 Manitoba Ltd) located north­west of Austin, MB in the RM of North Norfolk (69033). Positions available March 20, 2017 through November 5, 2017. Duties include helping with: honey harvesting/extracting, feeding/medicating hives, moving hives, making hive increases, queen rearing, building hive equipment, bee yard maintenance, and clean­up. Must have commercial beekeeping experience. Work is physically demanding, often in a very hot environment with weekend and evening hours required. Wage rate of $11.46 ­ $15.00/hour depending on experience. Apply to: Mike Lewis at:
mike-­beehive@hotmail.com, ph: (204)­466­2551

Help Wanted : Nipawin, (SK)
Yves Garez Honey Inc, P.O Box 2016, Nipawin, SK, S0E 1E0 seeks employees
for the April to October 2017 season at facilities located 10 km North-East of Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
Good work ethics, health and stamina essential, for hard work, heavy lifting, long days including some weekends. Those allergic to bee stings and work need not apply.
-8 Apiary Workers with experience in handling bee hives including unpacking and packing, checking, feeding, medicating, cleaning, moving, splitting, supering, raising queens, as well as harvesting and extracting honey. Wages start at $ 13.00 per hour.
-5 Apiary Labourers without experience. We will train successful applicants in bee yard maintenance and hive manipulations. Wages start at $ 11.00 per hour.
email: y.garez@sasktel.net or fax (306) 862-5974

Help Wanted: Porcupine Plain, (SK)
Knudsen's Honey Inc. is looking for 4 apiary workers.
Job includes spring and fall maintenance of beehives, building equipment, supering
and collecting honey, extracting honey, moving hives, feeding hives.
One year experience with bee work required.
Work will be available from April 1, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017.
Wage $15/hour or more depending on experience.
Workers compensation. Honey house located at SW-09-41-09-W2
Knudsen's Honey Inc. g.knudsen@xplornet.ca

Help Wanted: Guy (AB)
16 positions for Apiary Workers needed for full time / seasonal work (40-50 hrs/ wk.) for beekeeping season March through to November 2017 in Guy, Alberta Wages will be set by the NOC guidelines and is currently $12.20 per hour. Accommodation is provided in Guy. All applicants must be physically fit and able to work in the presence of honeybees. The job duties include maintaining the health of live honeybees under direction of managers, moving bees, collection and extraction of honey and preparing bees for winter. Also includes some woodwork for new beehive equipment, and general shop cleaning and maintenance. There will be some evening, weekend and night work required. This is an entry level position with on the job training, no job experience or educational requirements for this position. We work in a team environment. Wolfe Honey Company Is located at #1 Main Street, PO Box 289, in Guy, Alberta, T0H 1Y0. The hamlet of Guy is located in the Municipal District of Smoky River. Applications accepted by email to the attention of Gilbert Wolfe at sharon@honeybunny.ca ph 780-925-2282 fax 780-925-2943.

Help Wanted: Granum (AB)
SUPERNUC APIARIES located near Granum, AB (M.A. 251032 TWP RD 104) has the following positions for the 2017 season. APIARY WORKERS (Low Skilled Worker NOC 8431) 4 positions; wage starting at $13.16/hr, needed full time (45+ hrs/wk) from Mar 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Some evening, night and weekend work will be required. Accomodations are available. 1 year experience required. Duties include assisting with beehive maintenance and treatments, building and repairing bee equipment, moving hives, harvesting and extracting honey, and winter preperation. All wages are negotiable based on experience and productivity. A valid driver's license and the ability to speak English is an asset.
Must be physically fit and accustomed to working with honeybees. Email resumes to: aovinge@gmail.com or fax to 403-687-2154.

Help Wanted: Langenburg, SK
18 Seasonal Workers:
Positions available from April 15, 2017 to October 31, 2017
The work is physically demanding and the wages are negotiable depending of experience
4 Apiary Technicians ($18.00) required skills:
-Help with spring check, do hive assessment
-Help with pest and disease control
-Help with Queen Raising, grafting, building, maintaining nucs
-No education required, but 2 years beekeeping experience required
8 Apiary Technician Assistants ($14.00)
Skills required:
-Help apiary technicians
-Assemble equipment
-Help super hives
-Help harvest honey
-Help keep maintain field productions records
-Help maintain beeyards
-Help with fall feeding and treatments
-Help to wrap bees
-No education required, but One year beekeeping experience required
6 Honey House Workers ($14.00)
July 1st to August 31st
No experience necessary- will train on the job
-To help with the honey harvest
-scratching frames, running equipment
Contact Dennis Glennie at Glory Bee Honey
Phone: 1-306-743-5469
Or email dennisglennie@sasktel.net for more info

Help Wanted: Shellbrook (SK)
Wanted 4 beekeepers for May to October 2017. Wages depending on experience. Contact Jason Rinas, Email: jasonrinas@hotmail.com or Phone: 306-747-7220 or 306-764-4303 or 306-747-3130

Help Wanted: Tees (AB)
*TEES BEES INC.* requires:
Two APIARY TECHNICIANS (NOC 8253) with a minimum of 3 years (seasons) experience working on a Canadian style commercial apiary in the min. capacity of Apiary Worker or General Farm Worker
with employment March thru October 2017 ($14.05-$17/hr depending on exp. with possible bonus)(40+ hrs/wk);
Four APIARY WORKERS (NOC 8431) with a minimum of 1 year (season) experience and with employment April thru November 2017 ($13-$16/hr depending on exp. with possible bonus) (40+ hrs/wk);
One GENERAL FARM WORKER (NOC 8431), experience is an asset but training is available ($12.20-$16/hr depending on exp. with possible bonus) (40+ hrs/wk) with employment April thru November 2017. All wages are negotiable based on experience and productivity. Applicants must be able to work in the presence of honey bees and will assist with colony management and honey
extraction/ processing. All positions may require some evening, night & weekend work. All applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work in a team environment. A motor vehicle license recognized in the Province of Alberta is required for the NOC 8253 positions. *Contact
Jeremy Olthof at 23318-Hwy 50 or email teesbeesinc@gmail.com
or mail to RR1, Tees, AB T0C 2N0.*

Help Wanted: Alvinston (ON)
Wanted: 6 Seasonal Beekeeper Labourers in Alvinston Ontario Canada, from April until December 2017. Work is physically demanding and includes hive management and maintenance. Must be able to follow instructions in English. Wage will be between $11.43 - $12.04 per hour and a minimum of 40 hours per week. Send resume to: info@munrohoney.com or mail to: Munro Honey, Box #428, Alvinston, Ontario, Canada N0N 1A0

Help Wanted: Mission (BC)
Golden Ears Apiaries is seeking employees for the 2017 season. Apiary Technician (NOC 8253) 12 positions at $13.89 - $15.00 hr. depending on experience. Apiary worker (NOC 8431) 3 positions at $11.81/hr. Work starts in mid Feb, 2017 and ends late Oct. 2017. Some evening, night and weekend work, full time seasonal work. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to work in a team environment., speak English and or Spanish. Apiary Technician must have a min. of 2 years commercial beekeeping experience. They will handle feed and care for bees in a manner appropriate for the season. Assist in the production of queen cells, nucs, queens and or replacement colonies. Recognize, report and monitor hive health issues and apply appropriate cures/controls. May drive and maintain vehicles including large trucks and forklifts. Maintain bee yards. Operate and maintain other apiary related equipment. Keep field and or production records. Apiary harvesters do not require experience. They will super hives, harvest honey, extract honey, clean honey extraction and storage equipment. Move barrels, prepare and fill them. Maintain hive equipment and bee yards. All employees may have to work long hours. Most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather. Work is repetitive and physically demanding. All applicants should submit a resume to: jeanmarcledorze@gmail.com or write to: Golden Ears Apiaries Inc. 33197 Ito Place, Mission, B.C. V2V-3W7




KPU Commercial Beekeeping Program.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) introduces its Commercial Beekeeping Program.
KPU is the only accredited university in North America that offers training focused on apiculture and beekeeping agri-business. This 11-month full time program includes 12 weeks of basic beekeeping theory, 12 weeks of advanced beekeeping and business training, and a 5 month paid practicum with an experienced commercial beekeeper within Western Canada.
For more information and to apply please visit
http://www.kpu.ca/cps/commercial-beekeeping