H2A Available Job
Number of Workers Requested: 6
Full Time: Yes
Beekeeper to perform the following duties: Bee handler, prior to checking colonies/hives will prepare supplement food source by mixing various food products for bees in a cement mixer. Mixture is then placed on extra bee hive/box lids that are then stacked onto pallets for transporting to field locations of colonies of bees (apiary). Once the bee handlers reach this location, they will remove the original lid and replace with lids that were prepared with supplemental feed. Two to three nights later, the night crew will add syrup. This is done by removing the top box, and locating the syrup reservoir. Then syrup is added to the reservoir by hose until the reservoir is full. This process is then repeated until all hives at this location are serviced. Bee handler will then travel to designated sites of other locations where other colonies/hives are located and repeat the process. Bee handler will load, by forklift, or by hand, hives/boxes to locations of customers to be used fo the pollination of agricultural crops. Queen breeding takes place during this pollination period, by the bee handler dividing hives/boxes and checking brood, honey, and pollen to ensure that divides have adequate amounts of each to support the hive/box until the queen emerges. Bee handler will return and remove from these same locations hives/boxes of bees when pollination is complete, and return hives/boxes to their permanent sites (apiary). Bee handler will then return to such sites (apiary) to remove bee frames for honey collection by opening the lid, and removing frames to be transported to shop for extraction. During extraction, bee handler will place the frames of honey on an uncapping machine that removes the bees wax. Then bee handler will place the frames in a tumbler to draw the honey out of the frame. When the honey is removed the bee handler will place it in barrels and prep them for shipping. Pallets or hives/boxes may weigh up to 50 lbs. when full. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Such work will be temporary and insubstantial agricultural labor. In the event that an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will be as closely related to the job duties described herein, while the employee recovers from a work-related illness which meets a physician’s clearance to return to work under specific limitations. The work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker under doctor’s restrictions, and work assignments during this time period may differ from the heavy labor described within.
Experience Required: Yes
Months of Experience Required: 3
Special Requirements: Please See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week: 35
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 5:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Company Name: Foothill Packing, Inc.
Location: Salinas, CA 93905
Telephone Number: +18317841453
Priority Pollination LLC N32 42.848, W114 41.7191, PRIVATE, SHED, Yuma, AZ 85365