Listed 13 days Ago


Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation (AWHI) owns 41200 ha between Ohakune and Whanganui, including some of the best and most reliable Mānuka honey production areas in the country.  

AWHI is growing its hive numbers for the 2021/2022 season, increasing to 8000 hives within five years. 

We are looking for an experienced Beekeeper to join our team to help deliver these growth plans.

The best candidate will have worked before in the commercial beekeeping industry so will know their way around an apiary, will be keen to develop their skills further and capable of leading junior staff in the field.

In return AWHI will pay you a competitive salary, give you six weeks’ annual leave, and provide other generous employment conditions including a clothing allowance, and health and life insurance.

The preferred candidate will:

· Be motivated, results orientated, and have a positive outlook.

· Previous commercial beekeeping experience required.

· Demonstrated communication, numeracy and literacy skills. 

· A proactive approach to learning and self-development.

· A positive attitude and hands-on approach towards health and safety.

· A passion for bees and Mānuka honey!

The position is based in Ohakune and will operate throughout the Whanganui-Ruapehu area. The Ohakune area offers a wide range of outdoor recreation - including skiing, tramping, mountain biking and hunting. 

AWHI offers extensive ongoing staff training and personal development is also provided to support your goals and aspirations. 

AWHI takes its health and safety obligations seriously to ensure a safe and drug free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test before starting work. 

For further information about this role please phone Dan Adams – Business Manager Apiary 027 448 8158

Applications for this position will remain opened until filled.

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