West Cowan Apiaries - Big River, SK is looking to hire for the 2021 Apiary Season

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Employer: West Cowan Apiaries- Big River, SK. S0J 0E0 (SE 14-56-8 W3) is looking to hire the following for the 2021 Apiary Season.

Start Dates: April 6- October 31, 2021

One (1) Supervisor in Apiary- Minimum of 3-4 full seasons of apiary experience required.
Wage: $15.24 - $20.00 per hour depending on experience.

Job includes: to work in the presence of honey bees and will assist with colony management; honey extraction and processing; queen-rearing. 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.


Three (3) Apiary Technicians/Workers- Minimum of 1-2 full seasons of apiary experience required.
Wage: $12.63 - $15.20 per hour depending on experience.

Job includes: Wrapping and unwrapping hives; spring and fall maintenance; feeding hives; creating nucs; queen-rearing; supering; pulling honey (80+lbs) and carry & stack on the truck deck; extracting honey; moving bees; maintain bee yards; and any other assorted apiary jobs that are required

Requirements for both jobs: No formal education required but with at least a Grade 12 education would be an asset. Have a valid driver’s license and have a vehicle to get back and forth to work. Experience driving a standard truck is an asset; be in good physical condition and to work in a team environment.

Employment Details: Seasonal and full time; minimum of 40+ hours per week.
Training is provided on an ongoing basis.
Most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather, work is repetitive and physically demanding.
Location of work: SE 14-56-8 W3 -our bee yards are located in RM’s of Big River, Shellbrook, and Canwood.

Mail or deliver in person your resume with references to:
West Cowan Apiaries - PO Box 425, Big River, SK. S0J 0E0
Fax to: 306-469-5779 or email to: c.warriner@sasktel.net

Apply by- December 31, 2020

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