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Apiary Supervisor

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Job Order #: 5768035

Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries
Wage/Salary Info:
$15.24- $20.00 per hour depending on experience
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Length of Employment:
April 6- October 31,2021
Grade 12
3-5 Years
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Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries

Employer Address:
PO BOX 425

Contact Name:
Christopher or Lori Warriner

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*Training is provided on an ongoing basis."
Experience:- minimum of 3-4 full seasons of Apiary experience required.
Job Includes: to work in the presence of honey bees. Assist with colony management and co-ordinate the production of nucs and/or replacement beehives. Queen rearing. Honey extraction and processing. Recognize and report beehive health issues and apply appropriate disease cures or controls. Supervise and give direction to to other employees. Keep field and production  records and any other apiary jobs that are required.
Education: no formal education  but with at least a Grade 12 would be an asset.
Valid driver's license. Experience driving standard trucks would be an asset.
Have own vehicle to get back and forth to work.
Be in good physical condition and be able to work in a team environment.
Employment Details: Seasonal (F/T) 40+ hours per week (must be able to work some evenings and weekends if need be).
Location of work: SE 14-56-8 W3- our bee yards are located in the - RM's of Big River, Shellbrook, and Canwood.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Drive manual transmission vehicle
Specific Skills
 - Write daily basic progress reports
 - Apiary Work
Type of Equipment
 - Farm truck
Type of Farm Operations
 - Beekeeping
Work Location Information
 - Rural community
 - Various locations
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Fast-paced environment
 - Work under pressure
 - Tight deadlines
 - Repetitive tasks
 - Handling heavy loads
 - Physically demanding
 - Attention to detail
 - Hand-eye co-ordination
 - Ability to distinguish between colours
 - Sound discrimination
 - Sitting
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Standing for extended periods
 - Walking
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
Type of Automated Systems Experience
 - Automated honey extractor
Work Site Environment
 - Confined spaces
 - Outdoors
 - At heights
 - Wet/damp
 - Noisy
 - Odours
 - Dusty
 - Hot


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