Intermediate & Senior Apiarists

Job Description

Hillcrest Hives Ltd is an Apiculture business with hives spread throughout the Greater Wellington, Waipukurau, Whanganui and Taranaki Regions. We are looking to employ Intermediate and Senior Apiary Technicians based in these regions, Wairarapa, Waipukurau, Whanganui and Taranaki and that can travel between regions when required.

The positions require a minimum of three season within New Zealand and five (four will be considered) commercially as an Apiarist. The positions will be permanent full time, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. The person will need to have the ability to work long and flexible hours through Spring until late Autumn, with evening and weekend work, when required.

You will need to be a practical person who is able to work as part of a team, train assistants, and manage and be responsible for Hive Sites allocated to you. Being reliable, honest, good communication skills with a positive attitude and adhere to our Health and Safety polices is essential. You will need to undergo and pass a drug test if requested. You must be in good health, be physically fit and able, as heavy lifting is required.

A full NZ Driver's Licence and Heavy Trade (Heavy Trade not essential) is required.

All applicants must be currently living in New Zealand, a NZ Citizen or Permanent NZ Residence but a current Work Visa to work in this industry will be considered.

Please email your CV and contact details to: 

Intermediate & Senior Apiarists

Hillcrest Hives Ltd

Job type:

Full Time

Hours of work:



New Plymouth, South Taranaki, Whanganui


$25.00 - $43.00 per hour