We are looking for beekeepers and queen breeders to work seasonally or permanently on commercial operation in New Zealand. Our season runs for 10 month and we welcome people come to work from August-September and stay till April-May. Main beekeeping duties will be: prepare hives for honey crop in a spring (frame manipulation, feeding, queen check), disease recognition and control (you will attend AFB test in NZ ), swarm control, requeening hives, harvesting honey, varroa control and possible queen breeding skills.
We require someone who have following criteria :
--age 20 – 35 years old (desirable but not strict)
--have you own apiary(or family business) for at least 3-5 years and able to prove it with supporting documents (registration certificate of trade, etc.)
--work for someone with registered beekeeping business in your own country or overseas(reference letter required)
--relevant beekeeping training (beekeeping school, courses, etc.).
--been part of beekeeping club or association and can prove it with relevant paperwork
--good driving skills (prefer to have truck licence but not essential)
--any other farm skills will be beneficial (use tractor, forklift, wood working skills, etc.) – not essential
--healthy (not allergic to bee stings, have no serious injuries, no problem with a back, etc.)
--basic English skills
In New Zealand we can provide you with following training: 4x4 (for off road driving on farms), LUV (use of light farm vehicles), Chainsaw, first aid training, forklift and others.
If you only can prove 3 years of practical beekeeping you will need to have some beekeeping training to show for visa office you are qualified. We have couple of beekeepers in Hungary who can conducted interview on our behalf with potential candidates.
If you are intrested and want to know more about this great opportunity
please prepare you full CV(included: school, college, university study, work history, etc.)
and copy of you driver licence and send to our email: email@example.com
or call Máté at +36 70 454 9371