Employment Opportunities

Seeking A Career In Beekeeping?

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries Ltd and its wholly-owned subsidiary Swan Valley Honey Ltd. are a mid-sized regional retail honey producer and pollination services provider known for their quality honey, waxes and body care products.

Employment and career opportunitiesWe periodically open employment opportunities for workers in a variety of jobs, from apiary technicians and field workers, to honey house operations to sales people and front counter staff.

We are a WorkSafeBC-compliant and equal-opportunity employer. We offer hands-on training and industry-competitive wages. We generally hire experienced beekeepers but from time to time may offer summer employment for students and interns.

If you are interested in a beekeeping-based career with us, send a resume to info@honeybeezen.com

These are the current job positions open for hire:

Apiary Technician

NOC 8431, full time (40+hrs/ wk) from March 15 – October 31, 2021.

Experience: You must have a minimum of one year/season working full-time on a Canadian style commercial apiary, have a clean valid driver’s license and not be allergic to bee stings. Knowledge of commercial beekeeping equipment and mechanical devices, a forklift operator’s certificate and First Aid Level 1 certification are all assets.

Duties: Caring for honeybees in the appropriate manner, coordinating the production of replacement bees & equipment; recognizing, reporting, monitoring hive health issues and applying appropriate treatment/controls; harvesting honey, pollen and beeswax. You may supervise a small team of workers, operate and maintain apiary equipment (including forklifts, cranes, trucks and pumps) and conduct bee yard maintenance. You will also be required to operate extractors and other honey house equipment and perform duties involving production of honey, wax and other goods we produce.

Wage:  $15.00 to $20.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to bend, crouch, kneel and withstand heavy lifting. Positions do require some evening, night and weekend work.

Send resume to: info@honeybeezen.com. No phone calls accepted.