Experienced Beekeeper

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Join the market leader in Mānuka HoneyOpportunity to work in a high performing team in sunny NorthlandCompetitive package and initiatives that support personal wellbeing The Opportunity Comvita Apiaries is one of the largest of its kind in NZ. Our Kerikeri site is looking for full time, permanent Beekeepers to join their team for the 2021/22 season. We have flexible start dates and are open to considering immediate starts, but ideally we want you on board by 01 August 2021. Reporting to our Branch Manager, your day to day will involve: Securing Mānuka honey productionHive manipulation and management Responsibility for the quality and peak production of your allocated hives, including disease controlCollaboration with other teams and branches to support the delivery of apiary performance targetsShifting 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 othersPhysically fit with the ability to travel away from home during the peak of the seasonA supporter and promoter of safe working within the day-to-day operations of your teamYou must have a full NZ class 1 license and it would be great if you had class 2 also, OSH forklift certificate will be an advantage. As an experienced beekeeper you’ll be well aware the role will, at times, require some flexibility around hours. Why Comvita? We have a gold-standard safety programme in place, focused on physical and mental wellbeing. We recognise you bring existing skills and our pay scales reflect this. We actively support your professional development with a huge range of NZQA certified vocational training initiatives available; including Apiculture Apprenticeships. 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 in 1974 by a love of beekeeping and a belief in nature’s power to heal and 40 years on their beliefs are still at the core of everything we do. Bees were their inspiration and honey their medicine. Forty-six years on, Comvita is still driven by our founding principles, working in harmony with bees and nature in New Zealand to heal and protect the world.