Having doubled in size over the last 10 years (and still growing!), we are constantly in search of new team members. Kintail Honey is a safe, fun, and friendly place to work where hard work is both respected and rewarded. Become part of the Kintail Honey family and continue to build on the proud history of this innovative honey harvesting company.

Starting young

Experienced Beekeeper Wanted for Takapau

Full time, permanent position

Kintail Honey Ltd is a 70 year old established family business. Kintail produces, buys, packs, sells and markets honey. It is involved in a variety of crop pollination and also produces package bees and queens for export.
The Kintail Group of Companies has four bases with 12,000 hives in total. We have bases in Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Te Puke.
We are looking for one experienced beekeeper to add to our employees in Takapau Central Hawkes Bay.

Company furnished Accommodation available for a reasonable rent.

The attributes we need are listed below:

  • The beekeeper we are looking for needs a sound knowledge of bees, and experience in the field.
  • The applicant should have a passion for bees and understand hive manipulation and hive management.
  • A full clean car licence as a minimum – HT training may be given if required.
  • A DECA is preferred but training is given if not qualified.
  • Team Player, strong, fit, healthy, good communication skills, self-motivated and above all else honest.
  • Can follow instructions and pass a drugs test.
  • NZ resident or valid NZ work visa.
  • Hours of work are normally 42.5 per week but needs to be able to work additional seasonal hours i.e. pollination
  • would consider a seasonal beekeeper

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Email CV and covering letter to Mary-Anne.
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