Homestead Apiaries, Inc.
Need 5 full time, temporary, seasonal Beekeepers to work in Dennison, MN and Carthage, TX (see itinerary below). From: 01/25/2023 to 11/01/2023 Work: 40 hrs./week, Mon.-Fri. 7 hrs./day, Sat. 5 hrs./day. As required for all workers in Minnesota, hours worked in excess of 48 hours in a work week will be paid at the rate of 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. Must apply by: 06/15/2023 JOB DUTIES: Raises honey bees to produce honey and maintain colony health through feed/supplements; find and cage queens, install queen cells; feed and assembles bee hives, inserts honeycomb of bees into hives; forces bees from hives; uncaps harvested honeycombs, split colonies, medicating hives; must be able to lift 75 pound boxes for honey transport; moving bee boxes from hives to extracting facility; driving farm vehicle to obtain supplies, honey extracting equipment, and misc. tools used to work with honey bees; minor daily and incidental upkeep to equipment, worksite, and colony boxes. Employer may request but not require workers to work on their Sabbath. Drug-free workplace. Bonus or higher wage may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the companys sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Three (3) months recent and verifiable experience with references required as a beekeeper. May not have bee, pollen or honey-related allergies. Must be able to obtain a drivers license within 30 days following hire and obtain clean driving record. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. Able to perform work requiring exposure to extreme temperatures, extensive pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, and repetitive movements. Once hired, worker may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. No minimum education required. EXPECTED ITINERARY: MN – 01/25/2023 – 03/10/2023 TX – 03/10/2023 – 05/01/2023 MN – 05/01/2023 – 11/01/2023 WAGES: MN – $17.34/hour TX – $14.87/hour EMPLOYER ASSURANCES: Work guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period, starting with date of arrival at work site. Employer provides free housing for workers whose residence is beyond normal commuting distance. Employer pays inbound transportation and subsistence to work site upon 50% completion of work contract for workers whose residence is beyond normal commuting distance. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of at least $15.46 per day during travel to a maximum of $59.00 per day with receipts. Required work-related tools and supplies provided free of charge by employer. APPLICATION PROCESS: Mail or Fax resume listing experience to: MN DEED/FLC, Attn: H-2A#23-025, JO#13457230 Great Northern Building-12th Floor, 180 E Fifth St., St. Paul, MN 55101-1678 FAX: 651-297-7722 CALL: Mary Garcia, FLC Coord. 651-259-7513 Must have proof of legal authority to work in U.S.