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Positions: Lead Beekeepers
Organization: Alvéole
Locations: Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, & Quebec City
Type: full-time, permanent

Introduction

At Alvéole, we install urban beehives while educating thousands of businesses, organizations, schools, and families about bees and beekeeping along the way.

Ultimately, we want to make people fond of bees, which in turn will lead to them falling in love with nature and building awareness about the impact that each and every one of us can have in preserving our environment.

We’re a B Corp founded in 2013 and active in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Company

What's in It for You?

  • A team environment that encourages initiatives and leadership
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Alvéole family
  • Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their work as you are

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Much like the way a beehive comes together to achieve its goals, we believe that the diverse skills, personalities, backgrounds and past experiences of every Alvéole team member are key components to our growth, wellbeing, and shared goal of making people fall in love with bees.

We have the privilege to serve unique cities and are dedicated to developing a workforce that reflects the spaces in which we live and work. As such, we encourage applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to creating a place where all feel included, and recognize that this is a work in progress.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Beekeeping Team Manager, the Lead Urban Beekeeper oversees beekeeping operations for their city/district.

This is a full-time, permanent position in accordance with Alvéole’s current policies.

Start date: January 31st, 2022

Role and responsibilities

  • Oversee the finding, organizing, and maintenance of the city’s bee yards.
  • Manage hive splits and the creation of new hives, including queen pick-ups, queen banks, queen-rearing, planning brood drops, and record keeping.
  • Implement systems to ensure that hives or brood are continually available in order to boost client hives throughout the season, that ready-to-deliver hives are always clearly marked, and that all bee-related logistics are easily coordinated with the Beekeeping Team.
  • Update Beekeeping Training Day Notes and other resources according to district, city or other specificities.
  • Lead all Beekeeper Training Days with the Beekeeping Team Manager.
  • Provides hands on beekeeping training to all members of Beekeeping Team (Beekeeper Training Days, shadowing, etc.)
  • Takes calls/texts from beekeepers with questions related to their hives throughout the day and advises them on how to best address any issues.
  • Proactively seek information about client hives and coordinate with the beekeeper who manages them to ensure that they are on target.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of IPM strategies for the city and team.
  • Consult and coordinate with the Beekeeping Team Manager and Beekeeping Field Specialist on goals for the season, cycle, and any planned revisions.
  • Work with Beekeeping Team Manager to project inventory needs (queens, hives, equipment for the city, etc.)
  • Organize, clean, and maintain equipment, supplies, and warehouse space throughout the season.
  • Collaborate with the Beekeeping Field Specialist regularly.
  • Register all hives for the city/district (including yard hives).
  • Manage a small number of client accounts; acting as their main point of contact throughout the season for onboarding, communications, coordination, and contract renewals, if applicable.
  • Manage all of your clients’ beehives, including rooftop installation of new hives, swarm prevention, routine maintenance, pest and parasite control, and educational workshops, if necessary.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to provide quality service, practices, and client experience, if applicable.
  • Travel to all cities within the district each month and/or based on need, if applicable.
  • Handle miscellaneous duties, clerical tasks and responsibilities as defined by management.

Skills

  • Adept in beekeeping problem solving.
  • Results-driven, goal-oriented and autonomous.
  • Resourceful with a demonstrated ability to anticipate change and proactively adjust priorities and strategies accordingly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable to train teams with different experience levels.

Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Participation in a 10-day training camp in Manitoba/California (first year only).
  • Commitment to learning the principles of beekeeping through company training and personal initiative.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Comfortable with the reality of beekeeping hazards (stings, heavy lifting).
  • Comfortable working at heights.
  • Language requirements: English (mandatory for all) & French (in France and Eastern Canada District)

To Apply:

https://alveole.humi.ca/job-board

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 4 2021    ID: 61788