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What’s it like to be a Beekeeper?
Beekeepers operate beehives to produce honey and related products such as
beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis (bee glue and bee antiseptic) and queen
bees, and to pollinate seed, fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Beekeepers also
operate beehives to assist with the pollination of seed, fruit, nut and
Beekeepers travel a lot, examining honey and pollen flora and transporting
beehives by truck from site to site as plants start flowering. Much of their
time is spent outdoors and away from home. Many wear protective clothing such
as overalls, gloves and hats with nets attached to protect their faces.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Beekeeper earn an average of $860 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $44720 excluding super.]
- enjoy botany (plants) and entomology (insects)
- free from allergies and able to work with bees
- able to work in isolated areas
- willing to work long and irregular hours
- able to lift heavy weights
- happy to work alone
- able to keep accurate records.
This job also involves:
Driving or piloting a powered vehicle on road, rail, water or in the air is an
essential or usual requirement of these jobs. Vehicles include cars, buses,
aeroplanes, trucks, forklifts, ships, boats, etc.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Mainly outdoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day outdoors, exposed to the weather. They may report
back to an office, station, depot or other central site.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
These jobs generally require no specific education for entry. Practical skills
are often more important than level of education. Certificate I or II training
is available for some jobs.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Beekeeper
Beekeepers may perform the following tasks:
- build or put together parts of ready-made beehives
- treat and paint beehive parts to prevent wood rot
- negotiate with property owners and government agencies for sites on which to keep their bees
- transport hives to sites that have been assessed for honey or pollen production potential
- insert sheets of wax stamped with a honeycomb imprint into frames to be placed into hives
- remove honeycomb from the hive and extract honey
- look after and repair beehives and honey-extracting equipment
- control bee diseases, pests and parasites in working hives
- re-queen colonies and raise queen bees for their own use or sale
- negotiate with farmers to provide pollination services in the growing of nut, fruit, seed and vegetable crops
- process and clean beeswax
- package and sell honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax.
After gaining adequate experience, beekeepers may choose to focus on one of
four main industry segments: apiary, queen bee production, marketing and
packing, or pollination. Some may specialise as apiary inspectors or advisers,
or laboratory diagnostic technicians.