Experienced Beekeeper
Comvita
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
2d ago
  • Join the market leader in Manuka Honey
  • Opportunity to work in a well established apiary in sunny Hawkes Bay
  • Competitive package and initiatives that support personal wellbeing
  • The Opportunity

    Comvita's apiary operation is one of the largest of its kind in NZ. Our Hawkes Bay site is looking for a full time, permanent Beekeeper to join their team.

    While we are flexible with start dates we would like to get you on board as soon as possible to ensure you are ready to fly for the new season.

    Reporting to our Branch Manager your day to day will involve :

  • Securing manuka honey production
  • Hive manipulation and management
  • Responsibility for the quality and peak production of your allocated hives, including disease control
  • Collaboration with other teams and branches to support the delivery of apiary performance targets
  • Shifting hives as required
  • About you

    You will be an experienced beekeeper, ideally with a commercial background, with a passion for Bees! You will also be :

  • An excellent communicator who can work well with others
  • Physically fit with the ability to travel from time to time
  • A supporter and promoter of safe working within the day-to-day operations of your team
  • You must have a full NZ class 1 license and it would be great if you had class 2 also,
  • Forklift experience would be an advantage.
  • As an experienced beekeeper you'll be well aware the role will, at times, require some flexibility around hours.
  • About Us

    We are growing an international company and a global community, based on inspiring and helping people to live more joyful, healthy and vibrant lives.

    Our founders were brought together by a love of beekeeping and a belief in nature’s power to heal and 45 years on their beliefs are still at the core of everything we do.

    Working with us will offer you the chance for development and promotion across our business. We support personal and professional development - we have an ongoing vocational development programme and you will have the opportunity to take part in the mentoring and coaching of our apprentices or take up a course or two of your own to further your skills and knowledge.

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