The Job Of A Lifetime! Check This Out If You Want To Get Paid To Learn Bees!

Must posses a willingness to adapt at a moments notice, enjoy a thrilling fast paced atmosphere, and have a passion for bees

The Bee Informed Partnership (www.beeinformed.org) is seeking additional Tech Team transfer members to work with commercial beekeepers in the southeast (primarily Florida, Alabama, Georgia) and when they move their colonies into almonds in California.  The salary range is $35,000 - $39,000 (based on experience) per year and will include full medical and retirement benefits.  It is has not yet been determined what institution the job will be based from.

The positions require at least 2 years beekeeping experience, preferably in a commercial beekeeping setting.  It entails intense fieldwork at times, extensive travel, close interaction with beekeepers and many other members of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) team.  These interactions require the applicant to be a good beekeeper, work well in a team environment, listen well, be non-judgmental, communicate effectively with team members, be self-starting, hardworking, and sensitive about privacy and security of all data collected.  The job entails the following:

Field Work:

Lab and Administrative Work

·         Work with BIP scientists to develop and conduct applied  experiments

·         Manage BIP lab space in both the southeast and in southern CA, including purchasing supplies

·         Write a weekly BIP blog

·         Examine manuals to determine the use of new equipment, tools and computer programs

·         Meet at least once a quarter for a formal meeting to present BIP plan/results with BIP team and/or beekeepers

·         Process  samples for Nosema and varroa mite loads

·         Print data and data summaries and organize them into binders on a regular basis to keep up to date records of each individual beekeeper

·         Record, copy and place in binders:  economic baselines, management surveys, records of receipts of purchases such as travel, gas, equipment, etc.

·         Presentations, posters and other media to facilitate project related goals

·         Willingness to adapt at a moments notice, enjoy a thrilling fast paced atmosphere, and have a passion for bees

Those interested should email a current resume and at least 2 references to Karen Rennich at usbeesurvey@gmail.com.  Application deadline is March 16th.