Beekeeping Research Summer Student
Job ID: 9341
Start Date: Mid May
Hours: 40 hours
Duties: We have several research projects that will run concurrently, all focused on Varroa Resistant Bees (V.S.H.) We will scale out varroa resistant bees, apply multiple management practices, record findings and identify the most successful methods. You will be interacting with a lot of people from small scale commercial apiaries, backyard beekeepers, scientists, farmers, other students and more. We expect you to learn from all of them and, as your knowledge increases, to provide mentorship to some of the students in our volunteer group. Skills that you will Learn Advanced Queen Rearing Instrumental Insemination Detailed Varroa testing and Mite Infertility Data gathering at standards for publication Hive Construction including specialized equipment Honey Harvesting
Requirements: What previous experience is required? None! You need to be motivated to learn, passionate about saving the bees and learning the science on how this can be done. We’ll teach you the rest. Bring your good attitude, hard work ethic and readiness to learn.
Company: Ensure Hive Future
Contact: Iain Glass
Notes: This position could continue until February. To satisfy grant requirements, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Ages 15 to 30 years may be eligible participants.