Wild Antho is located in the beautiful fields and wild lands of the North Okanagan/Shuswap on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Syilx Nation and the Secwepemc Nation. We breed queen bees, produce bee stock, provide pollination services, and produce honey.
Our honey is raw and kept as close to its natural state every step of the way. The honey is unpasteurized to preserve the natural qualities of raw honey, and all of the subtle floral flavours. Our bee yards are primarily located on organic farms, and outlying wild lands. As third generation beekeepers our family believes in and relies on community support.
We are looking for individuals that are excited to work outside and with bees. Other great beneficial qualities are:
The bee farm is a dynamic, fast paced and ever-changing environment. There are daily and weekly deadlines, and work needs to be done efficiently. Because of this, we strive to improve our systems to make the work more enjoyable for all. We continue to refine and improve on these systems and welcome feedback and input from staff on an ongoing basis.
Please note that relevant experience is an asset, but is not necessary. If you do not yet have relevant experience but still feel you would be a good fit for our farm and are keen to work with us, tell us why! We are excited to hear from enthusiastic folks from various backgrounds.
The main duties of the successful beekeeping candidate(s) will be: hive monitoring/splitting/equalizing, moving hives, feeding hives, setting up and taking down bee yards, catching queens for sale, disease/pest monitoring and treatment (all organic), taking honey off of hives, extracting honey, general labour such as building/fixing equipment, and loading/unloading trucks and trailers.
As the bee season is variable, so are the jobs on the farm!
Term: Start Mid-April onward (flexible) for the summer ending August or September.
Hours per week: We work variable hours including early starts. We strive to work 40h/wk but there are weeks with more.
Wage: Wage is $18-$20+/hour, negotiable based on experience and aptitude. We offer wage/performance reviews after 6 weeks, and increases during the season are possible with demonstration of improved skill and performance. There are also day bonus paid based on quality and quantity.
We also offer an End of Season Bonus for staff that complete their seasonal contract. This is calculated as an additional 6% pay, for staff who work from at least April to September.
If you would like to apply please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com